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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 30 November 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 855

Referee: Shane Andrews

Crusaders home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Portadown
  •   Paul Heatley 21'
  •   Philip Lowry 84'
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Paul Heatley opened the scoring midway through the first half ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

CRUES TOO STRONG FOR PORTS

Goals from Paul Heatley and Philip Lowry helped Crusaders defeat Portadown at Seaview.

Heatley opened the scoring for the Crues after 21 minutes when, from a counter attack, he got on the end of a Ben Kennedy flick to volley past Harry Doherty.

Portadown responded positively, coming close to levelling just three minutes later when Lee Bonis rattled the Crusaders bar with a deflection long range effort, while Sammie McLeod fired over from the resultant corner.

At the other end Heatley forced Doherty into a save as he went in search of his second of the evening, and followed that up with a bicycle kick which sailed just wide of the target.

The Ports might have levelled just before the break when McLeod tested Johnny Tuffey with a low effort from outside the box which the Crues keeper did well to parry to safety.

Declan Caddell came close again in the second half to doubling the home advantage with a glancing header from Heatley's cross but Doherty produced a brilliant stop to palm the ball behind.

Then, midway through, Adam Lecky connected with a long ball out of defence to have a go from just inside the box but he could only send his effort wide.

But that second goal did arrive six minutes from time. Philip Lowry settled the game for the Crues after meeting a Kennedy header and powering home the decisive strike.

Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Wilson, Weir, Kennedy, Lecky, Cddell, Forsythe, O’Rourke, Larmour, Heatley subs O’Neill (not used), Hegarty (replaced Wilson 11), Lowry (replaced Burns 77), Frazer (not used), Owens (replaced Lecky 89), Clarke (replaced Heatley 89), McMurray (not used)

Portadown: Doherty, Hall, Ruddy, McCallum, Salley, Bonis, Conaty, McLeod, Warde, Jordan subs Brown (not used), Lavery (replaced Conaty 85), Anderson (not used), S. Teggart (replaced Hall 60), Glenfield (not used), Murphy (not used), E. Teggart (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   2 - 0 Portadown
  •  Yellow Card

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Conaty

    Portadown

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Lavery

    Portadown

    85'
  • GOAL

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Greg Hall

    Portadown

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Salley

    Portadown

    30'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    21'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aidan Wilson

    Crusaders

    11'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Hegarty

    Crusaders

    11'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns red substitution 77'
  • Aidan Wilson red substitution 11'
  • Robbie Weir
  • Ben Kennedy 90+3'
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 89'
  • Declan Caddell
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Paul Heatley red substitution 89' 21'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Chris Hegarty green substitution 11'
  • Philip Lowry green substitution 77' 84'
  • Jonathan Frazer
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 89'
  • Ross Clarke green substitution 89'
  • Jonathan McMurray

Portadown

  • Harry Doherty
  • Greg Hall red substitution 60'
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Adam McCallum
  • Barney McKeown
  • Adam Salley 30'
  • Lee Bonis 76'
  • Oisin Conaty red substitution 85'
  • Sammie McLeod
  • Sam Warde
  • Reece Jordan

Substitutes

  • Rian Brown
  • Chris Lavery green substitution 85'
  • Harry Anderson
  • Stephen Teggart green substitution 60'
  • Samuel Glenfield
  • Harry Murphy
  • Eoin Teggart

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