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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 25 May 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 345

Referee: Tim Marshall

Cliftonville home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Crusaders
  •   Daire O'Connor 3'
  •   David Cushley 90+3'
football
David Cushley bagged a stoppage time equaliser for Crusaders ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

ALL SQUARE IN NORTH BELFAST

A stoppage time leveller earned Crusaders a point from this North Belfast derby visit to face Cliftonville.
 
It took the Reds just three minutes to open the scoring through Daire O'Connor after he controlled the ball at the far post before lifting his shot into the roof of the net beyond keeper Neil Shields.
 
Michael McCrudden thought he had added a second midway through the first half after being played through by O'Connor only for his clinical finish to be ruled out offside.
 
Cliftonville came close again when O'Connor sent the ball across the face of goal for Levi Ives only for it to be cleared off the line at the back post.
 
At the other end Ives then scrambled a David Cushley close range effort to safety while, early in the second half Cushley threatened again only to smash the ball over from a few yards out.
 
Both sides had their chances as the game progressed but the Crues always looked the more likely to find a way through. 
 
Billy Joe Burns flicked the ball wide from a Jamie McGonigle cross while Cliftonville might have doubled their lead when O'Connor chested the ball down before attempting a shot but Shields did well to deal with the danger.
 
Rory Hale then saw an effort cleared off the line with Shields then thwarting Paul O'Neill after Ronan Doherty had pulled the ball back.
 
However Crusaders levelled three minutes into added time when Cushley deservedly found the net with the last kick of the game after connecting with Declan Caddell's knock down.
 
Cliftonville: McCarey, Ives, Harney, C. Curran, O'Connor, McCrudden, Foster, Donnelly, Bagnall, Hale, Lowe subs Dunne (not used), R. Curran (replaced McCrudden 72), Doherty (replaced Harney 61), Casey (not used), Kearns (not used), O'Neill (replaced O'Connor 90), Coffey (not used)
 
Crusaders: Shields, B.J. Burns, Weir, Kennedy, McGonigle, Caddell, O'Rourke, Owens, Brown, Larmour, A. Clarke subs O'Neill (not used), Cushley (replaced Owens 10), Thompson (replaced Kennedy 34), Heatley (not used), R. Clarke (not used), T. Burns (replaced A. Clarke 81), Patterson (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   1 - 1 Crusaders
  • GOAL

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daire O'Connor

    Unregistered Players

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Clarke

    Linfield

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Burns

    Unregistered Players

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rodney Brown

    Coleraine

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Cliftonville

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Curran

    Cliftonville

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gary Thompson

    Crusaders

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Harney

    Cliftonville

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    34'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gary Thompson

    Crusaders

    34'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Harney

    Cliftonville

    17'
  •  Yellow Card

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    17'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    10'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    10'
  • GOAL

    Daire O'Connor

    Unregistered Players

    3'

Cliftonville

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Levi Ives
  • Jamie Harney 17' red substitution 61'
  • Chris Curran
  • Daire O'Connor red substitution 90' 3'
  • Michael McCrudden red substitution 72'
  • Seanan Foster
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Liam Bagnall
  • Rory Hale
  • Kris Lowe

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Ryan Curran green substitution 72'
  • Ronan Doherty green substitution 61'
  • Odhran Casey
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 90'
  • Barry Coffey

Crusaders

  • Neil Shields
  • Billy Joe Burns 17'
  • Robbie Weir
  • Ben Kennedy red substitution 34'
  • Jamie McGonigle
  • Declan Caddell
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jordan Owens red substitution 10'
  • Rodney Brown 76'
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Andrew Clarke red substitution 81'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • David Cushley green substitution 10' 90+3'
  • Gary Thompson 66' green substitution 34'
  • Paul Heatley
  • Ross Clarke
  • Thomas Burns green substitution 81'
  • Jack Patterson

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