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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 18 September 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 1531

Referee: Ian McNabb

Crusaders home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Larne
  •   Adam Lecky 16'
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Adam Lecky is congratulated after scoring what turned out to be the winner ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

LECKY GIVES CRUES THE SEAVIEW EDGE

An Adam Lecky goal proved to be the difference between Crusaders and Larne at Seaview.

Lecky grabbed the only goal of the game after a quarter-of-an-hour after he met a Billy Joe Burns cross from the right to nod past Rohan Ferguson from close range.

Paul Heatley might have added a second for the Crues a little later but could only look on as his half volley at the back post was well saved by the Larne keeper.

Larne's first attempt of note came just before the break when Mark Randall found Ronan Hale down the left and his curling effort from distance went just wide of the far post.

Indeed, the visitors ended the half well, coming close again when skipper Jeff Hughes saw a header from Ben Doherty's free-kick saved just inside the post by Jonny Tuffey.

After the break Heatley had another opportunity with an attempted lob over Ferguson only for the ball to drop just wide of the post.

Hughes also threatened again, this time with a header during a goalmouth scramble but Tuffey was on hand to make the save.

The Crues almost doubled their lead late on but, again, Heatley was unlucky to just miss the target.

Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Kennedy, Lecky, Forsythe, O'Rourke, Larmour, Thompson, Heatley, Robinson, McMurray subs O'Neill (not used), Hegarty (not used), Wilson (not used), Lowry (replaced McMurray 46), Frazer (not used), Doyle (not used), Owens (replaced Lecky 81)

Larne: Ferguson, Balmer, Nasseri, Randall, Hale, Doherty, Mitchell, Bolger, Cosgrove, Hughes, Jarvis subs Argyrides (not used), Kelly (not used), Watson (not used), McDaid (replaced Nasseri 61), Oluwa (replaced Jarvis 81), Scott (replaced Hale 81), Lynch (replaced Randall 70)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   1 - 0 Larne
  •  Yellow Card

    Jeff Hughes

    Larne

    89'
  •  Yellow Card

    Tomas Cosgrove

    Larne

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dean Jarvis

    Larne

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Oluwa

    Larne

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Scott

    Larne

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Larmour

    Crusaders

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    David McDaid

    Larne

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Lynch

    Larne

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joshua Robinson

    Crusaders

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Navid Nasseri

    Larne

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Cian Bolger

    Larne

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Larne

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    46'
  • GOAL

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    16'
  •  Yellow Card

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    13'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    13'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    13'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns 13'
  • Ben Kennedy
  • Adam Lecky 72' red substitution 81' 16'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Daniel Larmour 73'
  • Gary Thompson
  • Paul Heatley
  • Joshua Robinson 61'
  • Jonathan McMurray 13' red substitution 46'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Aidan Wilson
  • Philip Lowry green substitution 46'
  • Jonathan Frazer
  • Brandon Doyle
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 81'

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Navid Nasseri red substitution 61'
  • Mark Randall 66' red substitution 70'
  • Ronan Hale red substitution 81'
  • Ben Doherty
  • Andy Mitchell 13'
  • Cian Bolger 61'
  • Tomas Cosgrove 88'
  • Jeff Hughes 89'
  • Dean Jarvis red substitution 81'

Substitutes

  • Michael Argyrides
  • Graham Kelly
  • Albert Watson
  • David McDaid 73' green substitution 61'
  • Thomas Oluwa green substitution 81'
  • Andy Scott green substitution 81'
  • Lee Lynch green substitution 70'

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Larne

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