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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 2 January 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Crusaders home-team
4 FT 0
away-team Warrenpoint Town
  •   Adam Lecky 21'
  •   Paul Heatley 71' 76' 81'
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Paul Heatley claimed the match ball with a ten minute hat-trick ©PressEye

HEATLEY BAGS TEN MINUTE SEAVIEW HAT-TRICK

Paul Heatley bagged the first hat-trick of 2021 as Crusaders swept to a four-goal victory over Warrenpoint Town at Seaview.
 
There was little between the sides during the opening exchanges until Adam Lecky edged the Crues in front on 21 minutes with a side foot finish after Philip Lowry and Heatley had combined to create the opportunity.
 
Lecky might have extended the home advantage as the first half progressed, sending Jamie McGonigle deliveries both past the far post and over the bar.
 
Heatley and Lecky had more openings after the break while a mix-up in the home defence allowed Fra McCaffrey in but, faced with Gerard Doherty one-on-one, he could only send the ball wide.
 
However, Heatley hit three goals in ten minutes to point the game beyond any doubt.
 
On 71 minutes he made it 2-0 with a volley into the top corner from 16 yards after being teed up by Lowry and then doubled up five minutes after that with a close range back post finish from Declan Caddell's low cross.
 
And he laid claim to the match ball another five minutes later after being played through by a long diagonal ball from Billy Joe Burns before clinically beating 'Point keeper Andy Coleman.

Crusaders: Doherty, Burns, Hegarty, Wilson, Lowry, Caddell, Forsythe, O'Rourke, Lecky, Heatley, Clarke subs O'Neill (not used), Weir (not used), Kennedy (not used), McGonigle (replaced Clarke 17), Cushley (not used), Brown (replaced Wilson 24), Patterson (replaced Lecky 85)
 
Warrenpoint Town: Coleman, Ball, McVeigh, Dillon, McCaffrey, Gallagher, Swan, Knox, Hutchinson, Wallace, Byrne subs McMullan (not used), O'Sullivan (replaced Knox 75), Carroll (replaced Hutchinson 81), Cowan (not used), Carson (not used), Evans (replaced McVeigh 66), Forsythe (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   4 - 0 Warrenpoint Town
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Patterson

    Crusaders

    85'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stuart Hutchinson

    Warrenpoint Town

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Carroll

    Warrenpoint Town

    81'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Swan

    Warrenpoint Town

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Knox

    Warrenpoint Town

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan O'Sullivan

    Warrenpoint Town

    75'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dermot McVeigh

    Warrenpoint Town

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Evans

    Warrenpoint Town

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie McGonigle

    Crusaders

    39'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Byrne

    Warrenpoint Town

    32'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aidan Wilson

    Crusaders

    24'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rodney Brown

    Crusaders

    24'
  • GOAL

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    21'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    17'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McGonigle

    Crusaders

    17'

Crusaders

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Aidan Wilson red substitution 24'
  • Philip Lowry
  • Declan Caddell
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 85' 21'
  • Paul Heatley 71' 76' 81'
  • Ross Clarke red substitution 17'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Robbie Weir
  • Ben Kennedy
  • Jamie McGonigle 39' green substitution 17'
  • David Cushley
  • Rodney Brown green substitution 24'
  • Jack Patterson green substitution 85'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Andy Coleman
  • Steven Ball
  • Dermot McVeigh red substitution 66'
  • Kealan Dillon
  • Francis McCaffrey
  • Luke Gallagher
  • Ryan Swan 76'
  • Matthew Knox red substitution 75'
  • Stuart Hutchinson red substitution 81'
  • Danny Wallace
  • Daniel Byrne 32'

Substitutes

  • Stephen McMullan
  • Alan O'Sullivan green substitution 75'
  • Adam Carroll green substitution 81'
  • Kris Cowan
  • Mark Carson
  • David Forsythe
  • Adam Evans green substitution 66'

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