Gavin Whyte (41)
Matthew Snoddy (82)
Gavin Whyte (90 2)

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Dylan Wilson (76)

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Gavin Whyte scored twice as Crusaders progressed to the last 16 (Picture: Stephen Hamilton/PressEye.com)

WHYTE AT THE DOUBLE AS CRUES LEAVE IT LATE

Gavin Whyte struck twice to send Crusaders through to the last 16 at the expense of Championship opponents Knockbreda.

Whyte put the Crues in front four minutes from the break with a stunning effort into the top corner from 30 yards.

Substitute Dylan Wilson levelled for 'Breda with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when he made the most of some poor defending to get in between Graeme McKibbin and Barry Molloy to score.

However, Matthew Snoddy restored home advantage on 82 minutes after getting on the end of a Billy Joe Burns cross before Whyte added the insurance goal with a long range drive a couple of minutes into added time.

Crusaders: McKibbin, Mitchell, Robinson, Stewart, Vauls, Molloy, Snoddy, Carvill, O'Flynn, Whyte, Forsythe subs Burns (replaced Stewart 46), O'Carroll (replaced Carvill 5), Heatley (not used), Owens (not used), Clarke (replaced Robinson 48)

Knockbreda: Williamson, King, Davison, A. Wright, Ferguson, McCain, McMaster, Hanna, Beggs, Halliday, Burns subs D. Johnston (replaced Halliday 60), Wilson (replaced Burns 75), M. Johnston (not used), McComb (not used), Hughes (not used)

Referee: Evan Boyce

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