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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 27 March 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: The Oval

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Evan Boyce

Glentoran home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Crusaders
  •   Jay Donnelly 90+1'
football
Glentoran celebrate Jay Donnelly's late winner ©Matt Mackey/PressEye

DONNELLY BAGS LATE GLENTORAN WINNER

Jay Donnelly grabbed the late winner as Glentoran defeated Crusaders at The Oval to maintain their challenge at the top of the table.
 
The Glens had an early chance through Hrvoje Plum with an effort from the edge of the box but Crues keeper Sean O'Neill was equal to the challenge.
 
Plum had another chance, a free-kick, after a quarter-of-an-hour but his curling shot went just wide of the far post.
 
Further chances in the scoreless first half followed through Kane and Donnelly while the Crues' best efforts were channelled through Paul Heatley and Jamie McGonigle.
 
The deadlock was almost broken in the opening minute of the second half when Philip Lowry was denied by a goalline clearance from Kane.
 
But despite efforts from Donnelly, Seanan Clucas and Rhys Marshall the game remained without a goal while Jarlath O'Rourke had a late shot at the other end.
 
However, just as time ticked over into stoppage time, Donnelly eventually found a way through with a chipped shot over the onrushing O'Neill.
 
Crusaders might still have snatched a point, though, when both Ross Clarke and Lowry squandered opportunities in what was a frantic end to the game.
 
Glentoran: Brown, Kane, McCullough, Bigirimana, McDonagh, R. Donnelly, McClean, Marron, Plum, Marshall, J. Donnelly subs Morris (not used), Gallagher (not used), Gorman (replaced McDonagh 65), Mitchell (replaced Plum 85), Stewart (not used), Clucas (replaced Gorman 68), Crowe (not used)
 
Crusaders: O'Neill, Burns, Wilson, Lowry, McGonigle, Caddell. Forsythe, O'Rourke, Brown, Heatley, Clarke subs Tuffey (not used), Hegarty (not used), Weir (not used), Kennedy (not used), Lecky (replaced Caddell 90+2), Ruddy (not used), Owens (replaced McGonigle 87)

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

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    90+2'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McGonigle

    Unregistered Players

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jarlath O'Rourke

    Crusaders

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Glentoran

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Gorman

    Unregistered Players

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Clucas

    Glentoran

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Gorman

    Unregistered Players

    65'

Glentoran

  • Rory Brown
  • Marcus Kane
  • Luke McCullough
  • Gaël Bigirimana
  • Jamie McDonagh red substitution 65'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly
  • Patrick McClean
  • Caolan Marron
  • Hrvoje Plum red substitution 85'
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly 90+1'

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Dale Gorman green substitution 65' red substitution 68'
  • Andrew Mitchell green substitution 85'
  • Cameron Stewart
  • Seanan Clucas green substitution 68'
  • Joe Crowe

Crusaders

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Aidan Wilson
  • Philip Lowry
  • Jamie McGonigle red substitution 87'
  • Declan Caddell red substitution 90+2'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke 86'
  • Rodney Brown
  • Paul Heatley
  • Ross Clarke

Substitutes

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Robbie Weir
  • Ben Kennedy
  • Adam Lecky green substitution 90+2'
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 87'

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