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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 11 September 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 1945

Referee: Andrew Davey

Crusaders home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Cliftonville
  •   Jordan Forsythe 62'
  •   Daniel Kearns 90+1'
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Daniel Kearns turned home Cliftonville's stoppage time equaliser ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

LATE KEARNS LEVELLER KEEPS REDS TOP

Cliftonville remain top of the table with their unbeaten record intact thanks to a stoppage time equaliser in the first clash of the season with neighbours Crusaders at Seaview.
 
The Crues got off to the brighter start, creating early efforts through Ben Kennedy and Johnny McMurray but the Reds defence did well to deal with the threat.
 
Despite this brisk opening there were few other efforts of note created throughout the rest of what was a disjointed first half.
 
Paul Heatley had a chance to break the deadlock early in the second half after being played through by McMurray but his effort was gathered by Declan Dunne before Jordan Forsythe nodded over from a Kennedy right-sided delivery.
 
But the Crues did edge in front on 62 minutes. Again Kennedy provided the ball into the box and again it found its way to Forsythe connected but this time he found the net with a low finish.
 
However, just as it looked like that might have been enough to secure the win for Stephen Baxter's side, up popped Daniel Kearns in added time to turn home the loose ball after Crues keeper Jonny Tuffey had kept out Chris Gallagher's initial effort.
 
Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Weir, Kennedy, Caddell, Forsythe, O'Rourke, Larmour, Heatley, Robinson, McMurray subs O'Neill (not used), Wilson (replaced Kennedy 86), Lecky (not used), Frazer (replaced Weir 86), Doyle (not used), Owens (replaced McMurray 69), Thompson (replaced Caddell 42)
 
Cliftonville: Dunne, Ives, Harney, C. Curran, Hale, R. Curran, McDonagh, Addis, Doherty, Gormley, Gallagher subs McNicholas (not used), Foster (not used), Lowe (replaced Hale 23), Donnelly (not used), Turner (replaced Harney 85), Coates (not used), Kearns (replaced Doherty 75)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   1 - 1 Cliftonville
  • GOAL

    Daniel Kearns

    Cliftonville

    90+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aidan Wilson

    Crusaders

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Frazer

    Crusaders

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Harney

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke Turner

    Cliftonville

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Cliftonville

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jarlath O'Rourke

    Crusaders

    65'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    42'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gary Thompson

    Crusaders

    42'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    23'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kris Lowe

    Cliftonville

    23'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns 87'
  • Robbie Weir red substitution 86'
  • Ben Kennedy red substitution 86'
  • Declan Caddell red substitution 42'
  • Jordan Forsythe 62'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke 65'
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Paul Heatley
  • Joshua Robinson
  • Jonathan McMurray red substitution 69'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Aidan Wilson green substitution 86'
  • Adam Lecky
  • Jonathan Frazer green substitution 86'
  • Brandon Doyle
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 69'
  • Gary Thompson green substitution 42'

Cliftonville

  • Declan Dunne
  • Levi Ives
  • Jamie Harney red substitution 85'
  • Chris Curran
  • Rory Hale red substitution 23'
  • Ryan Curran
  • Jamie McDonagh
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Ronan Doherty red substitution 75'
  • Joe Gormley
  • Chris Gallagher

Substitutes

  • Luke McNicholas
  • Seanan Foster
  • Kris Lowe green substitution 23'
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Luke Turner green substitution 85'
  • Colin Coates
  • Daniel Kearns green substitution 75' 90+1'

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