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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 16 April 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Ross Dunlop

Crusaders home-team
6 FT 1
away-team Glenavon
  •   Philip Lowry 18'
  •   Paul Heatley 25' 68'
  •   Ross Clarke 47'
  •   Jamie McGonigle 75' 79'
  •   Matthew Fitzpatrick 8'
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Paul Heatley scores one of Crusaders' six goals ©Brian Little/PressEye

CRUES HIT GLENAVON FOR SIX

Crusaders stormed back from going behind to an early goal to hit Glenavon for six at Seaview.
 
Glenavon moved in the eighth minute through Matthew Fitzpatrick who knocked the ball home from just outside the box with a right-foot finish after Daniel Purkis had teed him up.
 
Crusaders levelled ten minutes later, however, when Gary Thompson found Philip Lowry who, in turn, slotted the equaliser past Craig Hyland.
 
Then, moments after that, Jamie McGonigle almost made it 2-1 after initially doing very well to control a ball over the top only to drag his shot wide.
 
But, on 25 minutes, the Crues did go in front when Jordan Forsythe exploited the space in the Glenavon defence to thread the ball through for Paul Heatley take past Hyland and duly fire high into the empty net.
 
Ross Clarke made it 3-1 to the Crues a couple of minutes after the break when his cross to the far post, presumably intended for Heatley, ended up in the net!
 
Heatley doubled his tally for the evening on 68 minutes. On this occasion Clarke did find him with the ball after which he took it past Hyland for the second time and walked it into the net.
 
Jamie McGonigle then hit two goals in the space of four minutes to round off a successful night for the Crues.
 
With a quarter-of-an-hour remaining he finished off a great move involving Heatley and Billy Joe Burns with a point blank header.
 
Then, on 79 minutes, he followed that up with a spectacularly unstoppable right-footed curling effort from outside the box into the top right corner.
 
Crusaders: O'Neill, Burns, Lowry, McGonigle, Forsythe, O'Rourke, Lecky, Brown, Thompson, Heatley, R. Clarke subs Tuffey (not used), Weir (replaced Thompson 77), Cushley (not used), Caddell (replaced Lowry 83), Ruddy (not used), Larmour (not used), A. Clarke (replaced R. Clarke 83)
 
Glenavon: Hyland, Coates, A. Doyle, Purkis, Campbell, Moorhouse, Harmon, O'Connor, Fitzpatrick, Singleton, Ward subs J. Taylor (not used), Byrne (not used), Hall (replaced Moorhouse 51), Douglas (replaced Harmon 51), J. Doyle (not used), McCaffrey (replaced Purkis 58), O. Taylor (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   6 - 1 Glenavon
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Clarke

    Linfield

    83'
  • GOAL

    Jamie McGonigle

    Unregistered Players

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gary Thompson

    Crusaders

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    77'
  • GOAL

    Jamie McGonigle

    Unregistered Players

    75'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andrew Doyle

    Glenavon

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Purkis

    Glenavon

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gareth McCaffrey

    Unregistered Players

    58'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gregory Moorhouse

    Warrenpoint Town

    51'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Harmon

    Glenavon

    51'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Hall

    Glenavon

    51'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Calvin Douglas

    Unregistered Players

    51'
  • GOAL

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    47'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    25'
  • GOAL

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    18'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Glenavon

    8'

Crusaders

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Philip Lowry red substitution 83' 18'
  • Paul Heatley 25' 68'
  • Ross Clarke red substitution 83' 47'
  • Jamie McGonigle 75' 79'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Adam Lecky
  • Rodney Brown
  • Gary Thompson red substitution 77'

Substitutes

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Robbie Weir green substitution 77'
  • David Cushley
  • Declan Caddell green substitution 83'
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Andrew Clarke green substitution 83'

Glenavon

  • Craig Hyland
  • Colin Coates
  • Andrew Doyle 59'
  • Daniel Purkis red substitution 58'
  • Peter Campbell
  • Gregory Moorhouse red substitution 51'
  • Aaron Harmon red substitution 51'
  • Michael O'Connor
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 8'
  • James Singleton
  • Sean Ward

Substitutes

  • James Taylor
  • Conan Byrne
  • Andy Hall green substitution 51'
  • Calvin Douglas green substitution 51'
  • Josh Doyle
  • Gareth McCaffrey green substitution 58'
  • Owen Taylor

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