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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 23 October 2020 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 329

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Crusaders home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Jordan Owens 71'
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Jordan Owens celebrates scoring Crusaders' winner ©PressEye/Stephen Hamilton

OWENS HANDS CRUES DERBY BRAGGING RIGHTS

Jordan Owens bagged the only goal of the game as Crusaders got the better of neighbours Cliftonville in the first North Belfast derby of the season at Seaview.
 
Owens struck on 71 minutes to secure the points for the Crues after getting on the end of a through ball to divert a header past Richard Brush despite Conor McDermott's best efforts at a goalline clearance.
 
Cliftonville might have edged into the lead with just under a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock when Conor McMenamin tested Sean O'Neill with a 25-yard drive which looked destined for the top corner while, moments later, Levi Ives' corner just missed McMenamin at the back post.
 
However, as the game progressed the Crues looked the more likely to find a way through.
 
Chris Hegarty nodded wide from Jordan Forsythe's free-kick, Declan Caddell glanced a header at Brush while Philip Lowry failed to make the most of a quick break before then volleying wide on the stroke of half-time.
 
Crusaders continued to enjoy possession into the second half as Jamie McGonigle and Rory Hale both produced stops from Brush, as did Caddell once more.
 
After falling behind Cliftonville made an effort at getting back on level terms. Chris Curran went on an impressive tackle evading run but ran out of the stream on the edge of the box, while Jamie Harney connected with an Aaron Donnelly free-kick but couldn't find the target.
 
But, right at the end, Heatley almost made it 2-0 after being played through by McGonigle with Brush doing well to turn the shot out for a corner.

Crusaders: O'Neill, Hegarty, Lowry, McGonigle, Caddell, Forsythe, Ruddy, Owens, Brown, Thompson, Heatley subs Doherty (not used), Kennedy (replaced Caddell 81), Hale (replaced Thompson 66), Cushley (not used), O'Rourke (not used), Lecky (replaced Owens 81), Burns (not used)
 
Cliftonville: Brush, McDermott, Ives, Breen, O'Reilly, C. Curran, R. Curran, McMenamin, Donnelly, Bagnall, Gormley subs Dunne (not used), Harney (replaced Breen 70), O'Connor (replaced McMenamin 51), McCrudden (replaced Ives 39), Foster (not used), Casey (not used), Maguire (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   1 - 0 Cliftonville
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    81'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Garry Breen

    Cliftonville

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Harney

    Cliftonville

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gary Thompson

    Crusaders

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Hale

    Crusaders

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Cliftonville

    51'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Cliftonville

    51'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McMenamin

    Cliftonville

    50'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    44'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael Ruddy

    Crusaders

    43'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Levi Ives

    Cliftonville

    39'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    39'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gary Thompson

    Crusaders

    21'

Crusaders

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Philip Lowry
  • Jamie McGonigle
  • Declan Caddell red substitution 81'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Michael Ruddy 43'
  • Jordan Owens 44' red substitution 81' 71'
  • Rodney Brown
  • Gary Thompson 21' red substitution 66'
  • Paul Heatley

Substitutes

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Ben Kennedy green substitution 81'
  • Rory Hale green substitution 66'
  • David Cushley
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Adam Lecky green substitution 81'
  • Thomas Burns

Cliftonville

  • Richard Brush
  • Conor McDermott
  • Levi Ives red substitution 39'
  • Garry Breen red substitution 70'
  • Ryan O'Reilly
  • Chris Curran
  • Ryan Curran
  • Conor McMenamin 50' red substitution 51'
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Joe Gormley

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Jamie Harney green substitution 70'
  • Daire O'Connor green substitution 51'
  • Michael McCrudden green substitution 39'
  • Seanan Foster
  • Odhran Casey
  • Thomas Maguire

Crusaders

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Cliftonville

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