Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 2040

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Crusaders home-team
5 FT 2
away-team Glentoran
  •   Billy Joe Burns 59p'
  •   Chris Hegarty
  •   Howard Beverland
  •   Declan Caddell
  •   Jordan Owens 9' 77'
  •   Paul Heatley 46'
  •   Ross Clarke 82'
  •   Jamie McGonigle
  •   David Cushley
  •   Gary Thompson
  •   John Herron 65'
  •   Robbie McDaid
  •   Patrick McClean
  •   Joe Crowe
  •   Paul O'Neill
  •   Hrvoje Plum 90+2'
  •   Jonathan Frazer
  •   Darren Murray
  •   Cameron Stewart
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Jordan Owens heads Crusaders into an early lead ©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

CRUES HIT FIVE PAST GLENS

Crusaders stormed to a crushing defeat of Glentoran at Seaview to stretch their lead at the top of the table to five points.

Jordan Owens opened the scoring after nine minutes with a far post finish after Ross Clarke had beaten Marcus Kane down the right flank to send over the cross.

Despite the eventual outcome that was how it remained at the break although Paul O'Neill did come close for the Glens only to spurn a glorious chance to equalise.

The Crues doubled their advantage early in the second half with a stunning Paul Heatley right-foot drive after collecting the ball and going past Hrvoje Plum down the left before beating Marijan Antolovic.

It was 3-0 just before the hour through Billy Joe Burns' successfully converted spot-kick awarded after Paddy McClean had blocked an Owens effort with his arm.

Glentoran pulled one back on 65 minutes after Plum struck the woodwork with a well taken free-kick before John Herron pounced on the rebound to drill the ball home.

And they might have reduced the gap further not long after that when Jonny Frazer saw an effort saved by Gerard Doherty and Herron's follow up was cleared off the line by Jordan Forsythe.

But, on 77 minutes, Owens put the issue beyond doubt with a smashing finish high into the net after more good work down the right from Clarke.

Fittingly, perhaps, Clarke got on the scoresheet himself five minutes later with a left-foot shot past Antolovic at the near post.

Glentoran grabbed a stoppage time consolation after Plum found the net from a free-kick.

Crusaders: Doherty, Burns, Hegarty, Beverland, Lowry, Hale, Caddell, Forsythe, J. Owens, Heatley, Clarke subs O'Neill (not used), Ward (not used), McGonigle (replaced Heatley 86), Cushley (replaced J. Owens 90), K. Owens (not used), Thompson (replaced Caddell 76), McElroy (not used)

Glentoran: Antolovic, Kane, Herron, McDaid, McClean, Pepper, Crowe, Gordon, O’Neill, Plum, van Overbeek subs Morris (not used), Garrett (not used), Gallagher (not used), Frazer (replaced O'Neill 56), Murray (replaced Crowe 55), Jallow (not used), Stewart (replaced McDaid 72)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   5 - 2 Glentoran
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David Cushley

    Crusaders

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McGonigle

    Crusaders

    86'
  • GOAL

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    82'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gary Thompson

    Crusaders

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Stewart

    Glentoran

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Darren Murray

    Carrick Rangers

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    65'
  • GOAL

    John Herron

    Larne

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Patrick McClean

    Glentoran

    58'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Glentoran

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Frazer

    Glentoran

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Crowe

    Glentoran

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Darren Murray

    Carrick Rangers

    55'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joe Crowe

    Glentoran

    39'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chris Hegarty

    Crusaders

    35'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    9'
  • GOAL

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    0'
  •  Yellow Card

    Howard Beverland

    Crusaders

    0'
  • GOAL

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    0'

Crusaders

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Billy Joe Burns  59p
  • Chris Hegarty 35
  • Howard Beverland 90+1
  • Philip Lowry
  • Rory Hale
  • Declan Caddell 65 red subsititutions  76
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jordan Owens red subsititutions  90  9
  • Paul Heatley red subsititutions  86  46
  • Ross Clarke  82

Substitutions

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Sean Ward
  • Jamie McGonigle green subsititutions  86
  • David Cushley green subsititutions  90
  • Kyle Owens
  • Gary Thompson green subsititutions  76
  • Paul McElroy

Glentoran

  • Marijan Antolović
  • Marcus Kane
  • John Herron  65
  • Robbie McDaid red subsititutions  72
  • Patrick McClean 58
  • Conor Pepper
  • Joe Crowe 39 red subsititutions  55
  • Steven Gordon
  • Paul O'Neill red subsititutions  56
  • Hrvoje Plum  90+2
  • Elvio van Overbeek

Substitutions

  • Elliott Morris
  • William Garrett
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Jonathan Frazer green subsititutions  56
  • Darren Murray 68 green subsititutions  55
  • Cameron Stewart green subsititutions  72
  • Salou Jallow

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