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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 4 December 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: 755

Referee: Evan Boyce

Glenavon home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Crusaders
  •   Matthew Fitzpatrick 85'
football
Matthew Fitzpatrick celebrates scoring Glenavon's late winner ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

FITZPATRICK EDGES GLENAVON TO THE POINTS

Matthew Fitzpatrick bagged the late winner as Glenavon defeated Crusaders at Mourneview Park.

The 27-year-old struck with five minutes remaining with a sweeping first time right-footed finish after Andy Hall had sent over a low cross from the right.

A quiet start to the game produced few chances in front of goal although Glenavon did have the ball in the net midway through the first half when Andy Waterworth turned home a Peter Campbell cross at the near post but this was ruled out by the officials.

Then, in first half stoppage time, Jonny Tuffey produced a good save to keep out Campbell's effort.

The second half was equally as quiet at times although the game did roar into life midway through when Crusaders were reduced to ten men following Robbie Weir's dismissal for a second bookable offence.

The Crues almost responded by going in front after Paul Heatley slipped in Declan Caddell to stroke the ball home only for the 'goal' to be ruled out offside.

Then, not long after that, Johnny McMurray found Heatley with a cross from the right but his effort was smashed off the crossbar.

Stephen Baxter's side almost salvaged a point right at the end when Heatley's low shot went below keeper James Taylor only to drift just the wrong side of the post.

Glenavon: Taylor, Birney, Waterworth, O’Connor, Campbell, Snoddy, Fitzpatrick, Wallace, Singleton, Garrett, Ward subs Stafford (not used), A. Doyle (not used), Hall (replaced O'Connor 62), Beggs (not used), Harmon (not used), Hunter (not used), J. Doyle (not used)

Crusaders: Tuffey, Hegarty, Weir, Kennedy, Lecky, Caddell, Forsythe, O’Rourke, Heatley, Robinson, Clarke subs O’Neill (not used), Lowry (replaced Lecky 62), Frazer (not used), Owens (replaced Hegarty 90+1), McMurray (replaced Clarke 62), Patterson (not used), Thompson (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   1 - 0 Crusaders
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Hegarty

    Crusaders

    90+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    90+1'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Glenavon

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jarlath O'Rourke

    Crusaders

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael O'Connor

    Glenavon

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Hall

    Glenavon

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael O'Connor

    Glenavon

    49'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    48'
  •  Yellow Card

    James Singleton

    Glenavon

    38'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chris Hegarty

    Crusaders

    33'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    22'

Glenavon

  • James Taylor
  • Calum Birney
  • Andrew Waterworth
  • Michael O'Connor 49' red substitution 62'
  • Peter Campbell
  • Matthew Snoddy 48'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 85'
  • Danny Wallace
  • James Singleton 38'
  • Robert Garrett
  • Sean Ward

Substitutes

  • Mark Stafford
  • Andrew Doyle
  • Andy Hall green substitution 62'
  • Kyle Beggs
  • Aaron Harmon
  • Ross Hunter
  • Josh Doyle

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Chris Hegarty 33' red substitution 90+1'
  • Robbie Weir 69'
  • Ben Kennedy
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 62'
  • Declan Caddell 90+1'
  • Jordan Forsythe 22'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke 66'
  • Paul Heatley
  • Joshua Robinson
  • Ross Clarke red substitution 62'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Philip Lowry green substitution 62'
  • Jonathan Frazer
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 90+1'
  • Jonathan McMurray green substitution 62'
  • Jack Patterson
  • Joel Thompson
© Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

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