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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 16 November 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Loughview Leisure Arena

Attendance: 464

Referee: Tony Clarke

Carrick Rangers home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Crusaders
  •   Paul Heatley 69'
  •   Ben Kennedy 75'
football
Jordan Forsythe heads towards goal ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

SECOND HALF DOUBLE EARNS CRUES THE POINTS

Two goals midway through the second half guided Crusaders to victory over Carrick Rangers at the Loughview Leisure Arena.

Crusaders started brightly, forcing a number of corner early on and seeing Johnny McMurray drag an effort wide of the left post.

Ben Kennedy then tested home keeper Aaron Hogg from an Adam Lecky lay-off while Carrick's first effort of note came via Kurtis Forsythe who fizzed the ball wide after a free-kick wasn't properly cleared.

Paul Heatley then had a go just after the half-hour mark after cutting in from the left but Hogg proved equal to the challenge.

Carrick came closest to breaking the deadlock a few minutes after that. Jordan Gibson won the ball from Jarlath O'Rourke and found David Cushley with a perfectly weighted pass but he could only scuff his effort wide of the near post.

Cushley then attempted to beat Jonny Tuffey from distance with the Crues keeper grateful to be able to palm the ball away, with the same player seeing an another effort right at the end of the first half fired over.

A scrappy start to the second half saw a number of bookings received by the home side while the Crues had penalty claims waved away.

But the visitors eventually broke the deadlock on 69 minutes. A flick from Lecky from Aidan Lecky's long ball forward saw Heatley played through and he made no mistake sending a low shot past Hogg into the bottom corner.

Then, with a quarter-of-an-hour to go, the Crues doubled their advantage when Kennedy lobbed the ball over the advancing Hogg after winning a header to gain possession.

There was almost a third for the Crues late in the game when substitute Ross Clarke seemed to wrong foot Hogg but the Carrick keeper was able to turn the ball away from a corner - and from the subsequent set piece Wilson headed the ball down in front of goal before it bounced over.

Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Forsythe, Ervin, Cushley, D. Kelly, Gawne, Mulholland, Cherry, Gibson, Tilney, Anderson subs Skeet (not used), Surgenor (replaced Mulholland 36), McGuckin (replaced Gibson 73), E. Kelly (replaced Cushley 73), Kalla (not used), McGimpsey (not used), Glendinning (replaced Gawne 78)

Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Wilson, Kennedy, Lecky, Caddell, Forsythe, O'Rourke, Heatley, Robinson, McMurray subs O'Neill (not used), Hegarty (not used), Weir (replaced Caddell 81), Lowry (replaced Kennedy 81), Frazer (replaced Heatley 87), Owens (replaced Lecky 87), Clarke (replaced McMurray 65)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   0 - 2 Crusaders
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Frazer

    H&W Welders

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jim Ervin

    Carrick Rangers

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece Glendinning

    Carrick Rangers

    78'
  • GOAL

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Carrick Rangers

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Emmett McGuckin

    Carrick Rangers

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ewan Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    73'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mark Surgenor

    Carrick Rangers

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    55'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    53'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    51'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Mulholland

    Carrick Rangers

    36'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Surgenor

    Carrick Rangers

    36'

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Kurtis Forsythe
  • Jim Ervin 86'
  • David Cushley 55' red substitution 73'
  • Daniel Kelly 53'
  • Alex Gawne red substitution 78'
  • Matthew Mulholland red substitution 36'
  • Kyle Cherry
  • Jordan Gibson red substitution 73'
  • Ben Tilney
  • Lloyd Anderson 51'

Substitutes

  • Matthew Skeet
  • Mark Surgenor 58' green substitution 36'
  • Emmett McGuckin green substitution 73'
  • Ewan Kelly green substitution 73'
  • Ronan Kalla
  • Ross McGimpsey
  • Reece Glendinning green substitution 78'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Aidan Wilson
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 87'
  • Paul Heatley red substitution 87' 69'
  • Declan Caddell red substitution 81'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Ben Kennedy red substitution 81' 75'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Joshua Robinson
  • Jonathan McMurray red substitution 65'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Robbie Weir green substitution 81'
  • Philip Lowry green substitution 81'
  • Jonathan Frazer green substitution 87'
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 87'
  • Ross Clarke green substitution 65'
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