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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 12 March 2021 (kick off: 7.30 PM)

Venue: Coleraine Showgrounds

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Shane Andrews

Coleraine home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Crusaders
  •   Aaron Jarvis 57'
  •   Matthew Shevlin 44'
football
Matthew Shevlin celebrates opening the scoring ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

SHEVLIN AND JARVIS ON TARGET FOR BANNSIDERS

A goal in each half helped Coleraine defeat Crusaders at The Showgrounds and reduce the gap at the top back to two points.
 
A busy opening period saw both sides enjoy periods of possession but without any real cutting edge in front of goal. Indeed the best chance of the first half-an-hour came when Curtis Allen's cross deflected off Michael Ruddy and went over.
 
But Coleraine went in at the break on top after substitute Matthew Shevlin found the net on 44 minutes with a strong back post header into the bottom corner from Stephen Lowry's cross from the right.
 
Jamie McGonigle almost levelled for the Crues within a minute of the second half getting underway but his curler from outside the area went just wide.
 
The Bannsiders looked the more likely to score again, however, when a Jamie Glackin free-kick was cleared by Adam Lecky before Jarvis sent a drive over the crossbar.
 
However, Jarvis wasn't to be denied on 57 minutes with a drilled finish past Johnny Tuffey through a crowded box after Glackin's cross had been punched out.
 
It might have been 3-0 with around a quarter-of-an-hour to go but Tuffey did well to deny Shevlin while, a couple of minutes from time, he also thwarted Lowry with a low save.
 
Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Canning, Jarvis, Doherty, Lowry, Carson, O'Donnell, Glackin, Traynor, Allen subs Gallagher (not used), McLaughlin (not used), Bradley (replaced Allen 76), Tweed (not used), Parkhill (not used), Beverland (not used), Shevlin (replaced Carson 29)
 
Crusaders: Tuffey, Hegarty, Wilson, Weir, Lowry, Kennedy, McGonigle, Caddell, Forsythe, Lecky, Ruddy subs O'Neill (not used), Cushley (not used), O'Rourke (not used), Owens (replaced Lecky 63), Heatley (replaced Forsythe 63), Clarke (replaced Kennedy 46), Larmour (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Coleraine   2 - 0 Crusaders
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Coleraine

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    63'
  • GOAL

    Aaron Jarvis

    Coleraine

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    46'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    44'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Carson

    Coleraine

    29'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    29'

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Aaron Canning
  • Aaron Jarvis 57'
  • Ben Doherty
  • Stephen Lowry
  • Josh Carson red substitution 29'
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Aaron Traynor
  • Curtis Allen red substitution 76'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • James McLaughlin
  • Eoin Bradley green substitution 76'
  • Evan Tweed
  • Ian Parkhill
  • Howard Beverland
  • Matthew Shevlin green substitution 29' 44'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Aidan Wilson
  • Robbie Weir
  • Philip Lowry
  • Ben Kennedy red substitution 46'
  • Jamie McGonigle
  • Declan Caddell
  • Jordan Forsythe red substitution 63'
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 63'
  • Michael Ruddy

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • David Cushley
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 63'
  • Paul Heatley green substitution 63'
  • Ross Clarke green substitution 46'
  • Daniel Larmour

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