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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 18 January 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 1377

Referee: Ross Dunlop

Crusaders home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Larne
  •   Jamie McGonigle 30' 3p'
  •   Jordan Owens 22'
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Jamie McGonigle celebrates with his Crusaders team-mates ©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

STORMING START SECURES SEAVIEW POINTS FOR CRUES

Three goals inside the opening half-an-hour helped Crusaders sweep to a crushing defeat of Larne at Seaview.

The Crues moved in front as early as the third minute when referee Ross Dunlop adjudged that Larne's Tomas Cosgrove had handled inside the box and from the subsequent spot-kick Jamie McGonigle duly beat Conor Devlin.

Then, on 22 minutes, it was 2-0 when Jordan Owen's header crept over the line at the back post via a deflection after Jordan Forsythe had crossed from the right.

And number three arrived seven minutes after that with McGonigle's second of the afternoon, he cut inside to send a left-foot shot past Devlin at the near post after Owens had won a knockdown.

Martin Donnelly had an opportunity to pull one back for Larne just before the break but despite getting past a couple of defenders he could only fire straight at Gerard Doherty.

Rodney Brown had a chance to make it 4-0 just before the hour but his header from a corner flashed wide while, for Larne, Cosgrove played substitute Mark Randall in on the left side of the area but Doherty made the save to keep the visitors out.

The Crues had one last opening to extend their advantage when Owens lifted a pass over the defence to send Paul Heatley clear but Devlin was aware of the threat to beat the ball away.

Crusaders: Doherty, Burns, Lowry, McGonigle, Caddell, Forsythe, O’Rourke, Owens, Brown, Thompson, Heatley subs O’Neill (not used), Hegarty (not used), Beverland (not used), Cushley (not used), Ruddy (not used), Clarke (not used), McElroy (replaced McGonigle 86)

Larne: Devlin, Flowers, Kelly, Watson, Sule, McDaid, Donnelly, Cosgrove, Hughes, Jarvis, McMurray subs Mitchell (not used), Ramsey (not used), Randall (replaced Donnelly 46), Tilney (not used), Lynch (not used), Andrade (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   3 - 0 Larne
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McGonigle

    Unregistered Players

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Albert Watson

    Larne

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Martin Donnelly

    Linfield

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    46'
  • GOAL

    Jamie McGonigle

    Unregistered Players

    3p'
  • GOAL

    Jamie McGonigle

    Unregistered Players

    30'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    22'

Crusaders

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Philip Lowry
  • Jamie McGonigle red substitution 86' 3p' 30'
  • Declan Caddell
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jordan Owens 22'
  • Rodney Brown
  • Gary Thompson
  • Paul Heatley 62'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Howard Beverland
  • David Cushley
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Ross Clarke
  • Paul McElroy green substitution 86'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Harry Flowers
  • Graham Kelly
  • Albert Watson 53'
  • Fuad Sule
  • David McDaid
  • Dean Jarvis
  • Martin Donnelly red substitution 46'
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Jonathan McMurray

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Chris Ramsey
  • Mark Randall green substitution 46'
  • Ben Tilney
  • Lee Lynch
  • Pablo Andrade

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Larne

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