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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 23 March 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Stangmore Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Ross Dunlop

Dungannon Swifts home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Crusaders
  •   Callum Byers 43'
  •   Rory Patterson 61'
  •   Jamie McGonigle 77'
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Rory Patterson doubled Dungannon's lead ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

SWIFTS OFF AND RUNNING UNDER SHIELS

Dungannon Swifts picked up their first points under Dean Shiels with victory over Crusaders at Stangmore Park.
 
Both sides were restricted largely to half chances during the opening exchanges before, on 31 minutes, Swifts keeper Sam Johnston produced a superb stop to deny Jamie McGonigle as the Crusaders man shot on the turn.
 
Then, at the other, Jonny Tuffey pulled off a double save to thwart Matthew Smyth and then Ryan Mayse's follow-up.
 
Indeed, the Swifts finished the first half the stronger and duly moved in front on 43 minutes after a Michael Carvill reached Callum Byers at the back post with the ball coming off the central defender and trickling over the net.
 
And it was 2-0 just after the hour when Rory Patterson sent an unstoppable free-kick beyond his fellow former international Tuffey, giving the Crues keeper no chance.
 
He might had added a third on a couple of occasions after that, one effort curling just wide with another cannoning back off the crossbar.
 
Crusaders pulled one back with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining courtesy of a close range McGonigle header after Paul Heatley's initial effort had been parried by Sam Johnston.
 
Carvill had the ball in the net at the other end soon after but his finish under Tuffey was adjudged to be offside while, in stoppage time, Ross Clarke almost grabbed a late equaliser only for the ball to strike an upright.
 
Dungannon Swifts: Johnston, Wilson, Byers, O. Smyth, Campbell, Carvill, Mayse, Glenny, McGee, M. Smyth, Patterson subs Byrne (not used), Hughes (replaced Patterson 83), Patton (not used), Gallagher (not used), McGinty (replaced O. Smyth 83), Convie (not used), Teelan (replaced Mayse 90+2)
 
Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Lowry, McGonigle, Cushley, Caddell, Ruddy, Owens, Brown, McGinley, Larmour subs O'Neill (not used), Wilson (not used), Weir (not used), Kennedy (not used), Lecky (replaced Owens 61), Heatley (replaced Cushley 61), Clarke (replaced McGinley 46)

  • FULL TIME
    Dungannon Swifts   2 - 1 Crusaders
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Teelan

    Newry City

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Smyth

    Dungannon Swifts

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Patterson

    Unregistered Players

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Hughes

    Newry City

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shane McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    83'
  • GOAL

    Jamie McGonigle

    Unregistered Players

    77'
  • GOAL

    Rory Patterson

    Unregistered Players

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rory Patterson

    Unregistered Players

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    55'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece McGinley

    Unregistered Players

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    46'
  • GOAL

    Callum Byers

    H&W Welders

    43'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Sam Johnston
  • Douglas Wilson
  • Callum Byers 43'
  • Oisin Smyth red substitution 83'
  • Rhyss Campbell
  • Michael Carvill
  • Ryan Mayse red substitution 90+2'
  • Adam Glenny
  • Ethan McGee
  • Matthew Smyth
  • Rory Patterson 61' red substitution 83' 61'

Substitutes

  • Conner Byrne
  • Daniel Hughes green substitution 83'
  • Mark Patton
  • Ben Gallagher
  • Shane McGinty green substitution 83'
  • James Convie
  • James Teelan green substitution 90+2'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns 55'
  • Philip Lowry
  • Jamie McGonigle 77'
  • David Cushley red substitution 61'
  • Declan Caddell
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Jordan Owens red substitution 61'
  • Rodney Brown
  • Reece McGinley red substitution 46'
  • Daniel Larmour

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Aidan Wilson
  • Robbie Weir
  • Ben Kennedy
  • Adam Lecky green substitution 61'
  • Paul Heatley green substitution 61'
  • Ross Clarke green substitution 46'

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