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Match Centre

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

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 796

Referee: Ian McNabb

Crusaders home-team
4 FT 0
away-team Dungannon Swifts
  •   Joshua Robinson 24'
  •   Ross Clarke 25'
  •   Ben Kennedy 45' 61'
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Crusaders celebrate Ross Clarke's goal ©Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

CLINICAL CRUES HIT FOUR PAST SWIFTS

Crusaders produced a clinical performance at Seaview to hit four goals without reply past Dungannon Swifts.

Stephen Baxter's side might have gone in front on 20 minutes when Ross Clarke latched onto an underhit Ryan Mayse back pass only for his effort to come back off an upright with Jordan Forsythe dragging his follow-up wide.

But two goals in quick succession midway through the half firmly put the Crues in the driving seat.

Josh Robinson opened the scoring on 24 minutes with a back post volley after Adam Lecky had flicked the ball into his path.

Then, just over sixty seconds later, Clarke did find the net after cutting inside and sending a 25-yard drive past Michael Quinn at the near post into the bottom corner.

Clarke hit the post again around the half-hour mark with the ball subsequently cleared for a corner - and from the resultant set piece, delivered by Ben Kennedy, Robbie Weir had the ball in the back of the net but the officials ruled it out offside.

Number three for the Crues did arrive in first half stoppage time, however, when Lecky laid the ball off for the inrushing Kennedy to sweep the finish past Quinn.

And it was 4-0 just after the hour with Kennedy's second of the afternoon when he created space after combining with Lecky in a one-two before beating Quinn with a low finish.

Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Hegarty, Weir, Lowry, Kennedy, Lecky, Forsythe, O’Rourke, Robinson, Clarke subs O’Neill (not used), Frazer (replaced Weir 82), Owens (replaced Kennedy 82), Heatley (not used), McMurray (replaced Lecky 72), Thompson (replaced Clarke 82), Barr (replaced O'Rourke 90)

Dungannon Swifts: Quinn, Glynn, Mayse, McCready, Oisin Smyth, Campbell, C. McGinty, S. McGinty, Glenny, McGee, Conway subs Groogan (not used), McAleer (not used), McKendry (replaced S. McGinty 82), Gallagher (replaced McCready 65), Odhran Smyth (replaced Conway 65), Convie (replaced Mayse 65), O’Kane (replaced Glenny 65)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   4 - 0 Dungannon Swifts
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jarlath O'Rourke

    Crusaders

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lewis Barr

    Crusaders

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Frazer

    H&W Welders

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joel Thompson

    Crusaders

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shane McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke McKendry

    Dungannon Swifts

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael Quinn

    Unregistered Players

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Michael Glynn

    Dungannon Swifts

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Glenny

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shea Conway

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Odhran Smyth

    Newry City

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Convie

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Oran O'Kane

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  • GOAL

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    61'
  • GOAL

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    42'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shane McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    42'
  • GOAL

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    25'
  • GOAL

    Joshua Robinson

    Crusaders

    24'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns 42'
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Robbie Weir 80' red substitution 82'
  • Philip Lowry
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 72'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke red substitution 90'
  • Joshua Robinson 24'
  • Ross Clarke red substitution 82' 25'
  • Ben Kennedy red substitution 82' 45' 61'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Jonathan Frazer green substitution 82'
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 82'
  • Paul Heatley
  • Jonathan McMurray green substitution 72'
  • Joel Thompson green substitution 82'
  • Lewis Barr green substitution 90'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Michael Quinn 80'
  • Michael Glynn 80'
  • Ryan Mayse red substitution 65'
  • Joe McCready red substitution 65'
  • Oisin Smyth
  • Rhyss Campbell
  • Cahal McGinty
  • Shane McGinty 42' red substitution 82'
  • Adam Glenny red substitution 65'
  • Ethan McGee
  • Shea Conway red substitution 65'

Substitutes

  • Adam Groogan
  • Caolan McAleer
  • Luke McKendry green substitution 82'
  • Ben Gallagher green substitution 65'
  • Odhran Smyth green substitution 65'
  • James Convie green substitution 65'
  • Oran O'Kane green substitution 65'
© Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

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