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Match Centre

Premiership
Monday 11 November 2019 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 1462

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Larne home-team
0 FT 0
away-team Crusaders
football
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LARNE AND CRUES PLAY OUT SCORELESS INVER PARK DRAW

Larne and Crusaders played out a scoreless draw in front of the Sky Sports cameras in difficult conditions at Inver Park.

It was a fourth draw in five league outings for the Crues while it was Larne's third 0-0 draw of the campaign following similar outcomes against Coleraine and Dungannon Swifts in September.

The first half provided little by way of scoring opportunities. Indeed, perhaps summed the game up that two of the clearest openings wouldn't have counted had they found the target with a Colin Coates header and then Johnny McMurray's shot over both being flagged by the officials.

Paul Heatley did twice threaten for Stephen Baxter's side but his best effort, a half volley from the edge of the box, drifted wide.

The second half wasn't much better. Declan Caddell had an early shot from distance which forced Conor Devlin into a low save to his left while a Jamie McGonigle cross was later sliced over his crossbar by Larne defender Harry Flowers.

Larne's first effort on target didn't arrive until just after the hour but Davy McDaid's 30-yard drive was comfortably saved by Gerard Doherty while a Heatley attempt at the other end moments later meeting a similar fate.

Jordan Forsythe flashed a cross across the six yard box with just over ten minutes remaining but no-one was on hand to capitalise while, in stoppage time, Larne had penalty claims waved away when a McMurray shot appeared to be impeded by Billy Joe Burns.

Larne: Devlin, Flowers, Kelly, Watson, Sule, McDaid, Tilney, Lynch, Cosgrove, Hughes, McMurray subs Mitchell (not used), Ramsey (not used), Randall (replaced Lynch 59), Donnelly (replaced Tilney 54), McKendry (not used), Andrade (not used), Gilmour (not used)

Crusaders: Doherty, Burns, Coates, Lowry, McGonigle, Hale, Caddell, Forsythe, Ruddy, Heatley, Clarke subs O'Neill (not used), Beverland (not used), Cushley (replaced Heatley 73), O'Rourke (not used), J. Owens (replaced McGonigle 73), Thompson (not used), McElroy (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   0 - 0 Crusaders
  •  Yellow Card

    Fuad Sule

    Larne

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McGonigle

    Crusaders

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David Cushley

    Crusaders

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Lynch

    Larne

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Tilney

    Larne

    54'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Martin Donnelly

    Larne

    54'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Harry Flowers
  • Graham Kelly
  • Albert Watson
  • Fuad Sule 84'
  • David McDaid
  • Ben Tilney red substitution 54'
  • Lee Lynch red substitution 59'
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Jonathan McMurray

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Chris Ramsey
  • Mark Randall green substitution 59'
  • Martin Donnelly green substitution 54'
  • Conor McKendry
  • Pablo Cavalcante
  • Cillin Gilmour

Crusaders

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Colin Coates
  • Philip Lowry
  • Jamie McGonigle red substitution 73'
  • Rory Hale
  • Declan Caddell 72'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Paul Heatley red substitution 73'
  • Ross Clarke

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Howard Beverland
  • David Cushley green substitution 73'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 73'
  • Gary Thompson
  • Paul McElroy

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