Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Venue: Milltown

Attendance: 229

Referee: Tony Clarke

Warrenpoint Town home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Crusaders
  •   Dermot McVeigh
  •   Conall Young
  •   Lorcan Forde
  •   Howard Beverland
  •   Jamie McGonigle
  •   Jordan Forsythe
  •   Jordan Owens 28'
  •   Paul Heatley
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Jamie McGonigle congratulates Jordan Owens on his match winner ©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

OWENS GOAL GIVES CRUES THE EDGE AT MILLTOWN

Crusaders squeezed to a narrow victory over Warrenpoint Town at Milltown thanks to a Jordan Owens goal midway through the first half.

The Crues thought they had grabbed the early advantage when, during the opening exchanges, Jamie McGonigle had the ball in the net only for the referee to rule it out after spotting an infringement in the build up.

Crusaders created a number of half chances as the game settled in but were thwarted by some resolute home defending before, on 28 minutes, Owens found a way through after meeting a McGonigle ball across the box.

Jordan Forsythe turned the ball into the side netting from an Owens knock down later in the half while, moments from the break, Philip Lowry could only send the ball wide despite being in front of goal.

'Point might have levelled on 50 minutes when the ball came off the outstretched leg of Alan O'Sullivan before ricocheting over the bar while, for the Crues, McGonigle saw a right-foot shot easily saved.

There was little else created during the second half until Warrenpoint's Conall Young stung the palms of keeper Gerard Doherty while Alan O'Sullivan's goalbound rebound was headed away by Colin Coates.

A few minutes from the end Lorcan Forde had one last chance for 'Point but his efforts at the end of a run forward ultimately proved fruitless.

Warrenpoint Town: Byrne, Bennett, McVeigh, O'Sullivan, Doyle, Young, Forde, Watters, Cowan, Wallace, Mullen subs Turker (not used), Lynch (not used), McCann (not used), O'Kane (not used), Murnaghan (not used)

Crusaders: Doherty, Burns, Beverland, Coates, Lowry, McGonigle, Hale, Forsythe, O'Rourke, J. Owens, Clarke subs O'Neill (not used), Hegarty (not used), Cushley (not used), Caddell (not used), Thompson (not used), Heatley (replaced McGonigle 85), McGinley (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Warrenpoint Town   0 - 1 Crusaders
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McGonigle

    Crusaders

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Howard Beverland

    Crusaders

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lorcan Forde

    Warrenpoint Town

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conall Young

    Ards

    39'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dermot McVeigh

    Warrenpoint Town

    34'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    28'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Mark Byrne
  • Anton Reilly
  • Dermot McVeigh 34
  • Alan O'Sullivan
  • Brandon Doyle
  • Conall Young 39
  • Lorcan Forde 60
  • Deane Watters
  • Kris Cowan
  • Danny Wallace
  • Ben Mullen

Substitutions

  • Berraat Turker
  • Emmet Bennett
  • Matthew Lynch
  • Ciaran McCann
  • Ryan O'Kane
  • Lorcan Murnaghan

Crusaders

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Howard Beverland 68
  • Colin Coates
  • Philip Lowry
  • Jamie McGonigle red subsititutions  85
  • Rory Hale
  • Jordan Forsythe 60
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jordan Owens  28
  • Ross Clarke

Substitutions

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Chris Hegarty
  • David Cushley
  • Declan Caddell
  • Gary Thompson
  • Paul Heatley green subsititutions  85
  • Reece McGinley

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