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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 7 March 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 625

Referee: Lee Tavinder

Crusaders home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Institute
  •   Philip Lowry 48'
  •   Paul Heatley 56'
  •   Conor Tourish 2'
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Paul Heatley celebrates scoring Crusaders' winner ©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

CRUES FIGHT BACK AT SEAVIEW

Crusaders fought back from conceding an early goal to defeat bottom of the table Institute at Seaview.

'Stute needed just 70 seconds to seize the advantage when Conor Tourish got on the end of a free-kick to send a looping header over Sean O'Neill into the corner of the net

The Crues responded well with Paul Heatley seeing a curling effort from a David Cushley free-kick saved by Rory Brown but, soon after, Liam Walsh threatened for the visitors with a low shot which Sean O'Neill pushed out before Rodney Brown made the ball safe.

The sides continued to trade chances as the first half progressed. Evan Tweed was on hand to nod Michael Ruddy's goalbound header clear while Walsh was twice more denied by O'Neill.

However, Crusaders got back on level terms with three minutes of the restart thanks to Philip Lowry's lashed finish from 15 yards after Jordan Owens had glanced a header into his path.

And Lowry might have doubled his tally soon after with a snapshot just past the post which had Brown beaten while, a few minutes later, the 'Stute keeper was forced to turn a fierce Rory Hale drive over the bar before blocking a Ruddy point blank header.

But, just before the hour, Heatley edged the Crues into the lead with what proved to be the winner with a competent finish after Tourish could only partially clear a long ball forward.

Crusaders: O'Neill, Burns, Lowry, McGonigle, Hale, Cushley, Ruddy, Brown, Heatley, McElroy, Dummigan subs Shields (not used), Caddell (not used), O'Rourke (not used), Owens (replaced Cushley 46), Thompson (replaced McElroy 84), McGinley (not used), Clarke (replaced McGonigle 82)

Institute: R. Brown, C. McLaughlin, Curry, Tourish, B. McLaughlin, McCauley, Tweed, Brogan, Pomeroy, Henry, Walsh subs McCann (not used), R. Morrow (replaced Walsh 82), Obhakhan (not used), Crown (replaced Henry 62), J. Morrow (not used), Carty (not used), de Carne (replaced Pomeroy 71)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   2 - 1 Institute
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gary Thompson

    Crusaders

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McGonigle

    Crusaders

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Walsh

    Institute

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Morrow

    Unregistered Players

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    79'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aidan McCauley

    Institute

    79'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor Tourish

    Unregistered Players

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Pomeroy

    Institute

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gianfranco de Carne

    Unregistered Players

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Henry

    Unregistered Players

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Graham Crown

    Unregistered Players

    62'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    53'
  • GOAL

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    48'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David Cushley

    Crusaders

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    46'
  • GOAL

    Conor Tourish

    Unregistered Players

    2'

Crusaders

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Billy Joe Burns 53'
  • Philip Lowry 48'
  • Jamie McGonigle red substitution 82'
  • Rory Hale
  • David Cushley red substitution 46'
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Rodney Brown
  • Paul Heatley 79' 56'
  • Paul McElroy red substitution 84'
  • Cameron Dummigan

Substitutes

  • Neil Shields
  • Declan Caddell
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 46'
  • Gary Thompson green substitution 84'
  • Reece McGinley
  • Ross Clarke green substitution 82'

Institute

  • Rory Brown
  • Colm McLaughlin
  • Dean Curry
  • Conor Tourish 71' 2'
  • Brendan McLaughlin
  • Aidan McCauley 79'
  • Evan Tweed
  • Oran Brogan
  • Alex Pomeroy red substitution 71'
  • James Henry red substitution 62'
  • Liam Walsh red substitution 82'

Substitutes

  • Leannan McCann
  • Ryan Morrow green substitution 82'
  • Ahu Obhakhan
  • Graham Crown green substitution 62'
  • David Carty
  • Gianfranco de Carne green substitution 71'
  • Jake Morrow

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