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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 2 March 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Larne home-team
0 FT 3
away-team Crusaders
  •   Adam Lecky 54' 69' 76'
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Adam Lecky bagged a second half hat-trick for Crusaders ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

LECKY BAGS SECOND HALF HAT-TRICK

Adam Lecky claimed a second half hat-trick as Crusaders fired themselves back into the title race with victory over Larne at Inver Park.
 
A quiet start to the game, it took until the 21st minute for the first effort of note when Paul Heatley cut inside from the left before striking an upright with a curling right-foot shot.
 
Larne were reduced to ten men after half-an-hour when Fuad Sule was dismissed following an incident with Declan Caddell.
 
The Crues tried to make their numerical advantage count when Chris Hegarty had a go from distance while Philip Lowry produced a superb reflex stop from Conor Devlin.
 
Lecky broke the deadlock nine minutes into the second half with a sweeping finish at the second attempt after Devlin had initially saved his header from Jordan Forsythe's cross.
 
He made it 2-0 on 69 minutes, this time firing into the bottom corner after being afforded the time and space from Paul Heatley's pass.
 
Ben Kennedy came close to adding a third with a strike from outside the box which grazed the top of the crossbar, but that third goal did come with around a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when Lecky met another Heatley pass to slide home at the back post.
 
Larne: Devlin, Kelly, Watson, Robinson, Herron, Sule, Randall, Hale, A. Mitchell, McKendry, Cosgrove subs C. Mitchell (not used), Scott (not used), Lynch (replaced Randall 75), Mottley-Henry (not used), Wade Slater (replaced Hale 67), Hughes (not used), McMurray (replaced McKendry 46)
 
Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Hegarty, Weir, Lowry, Kennedy, Caddell. Forsythe, O'Rourke, Lecky, Heatley subs O'Neill (not used), McGonigle (replaced Caddell 78), Cushley (not used), Ruddy (replaced O'Rourke 81), Owens (not used), McGinley (replaced Heatley 85), Larmour (not used)

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

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece McGinley

    Unregistered Players

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jarlath O'Rourke

    Crusaders

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Ruddy

    Portadown

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McGonigle

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  • GOAL

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Lynch

    Larne

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    Graham Kelly

    Larne

    71'
  • GOAL

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke Wade-Slater

    Warrenpoint Town

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    57'
  • GOAL

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    54'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    49'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McKendry

    Coleraine

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    46'
  •  Red Card

    Fuad Sule

    Larne

    30'
  •  Yellow Card

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    30'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Graham Kelly 71'
  • Albert Watson
  • Joshua Robinson
  • John Herron
  • Fuad Sule 30'
  • Mark Randall 73' red substitution 75'
  • Ronan Hale red substitution 67'
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Conor McKendry red substitution 46'
  • Tomas Cosgrove

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Andy Scott
  • Lee Lynch green substitution 75'
  • Dylan Mottley-Henry
  • Luke Wade-Slater green substitution 67'
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Jonathan McMurray 49' green substitution 46'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Robbie Weir
  • Philip Lowry
  • Ben Kennedy
  • Declan Caddell 30' red substitution 78'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke red substitution 81'
  • Adam Lecky 54' 69' 76'
  • Paul Heatley 57' red substitution 85'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Jamie McGonigle green substitution 78'
  • David Cushley
  • Michael Ruddy green substitution 81'
  • Jordan Owens
  • Reece McGinley green substitution 85'
  • Daniel Larmour

Larne

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