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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 21 January 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 2825

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Crusaders home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Glentoran
  •   Joshua Robinson 12'
  •   Conor McMenamin 48'
  •   Robbie McDaid 65'
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Conor McMenamin celebrates equalising for Glentoran ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

GLENS FIGHT BACK TO CLAIM SEAVIEW WIN

Two second half goals saw Glentoran come from behind to defeat Crusaders at Seaview and move level on points at the top of the table.

A bright start to proceedings resulted in the Crues going in front after 12 minutes when Ben Kennedy sent over a corner from the left for Josh Robinson to escape his marker and nod past Aaron McCarey.

And Stephen Baxter's side will feel they should have had the opportunity to double their advantage a couple of minutes later when Kennedy went down inside the area under a Paddy McClean challenge but despite vociferous protests their penalty appeals were waved away.

The home side threatened again not long after that. Again Kennedy was involved when his free-kick was met by Daniel Larmour but his well taken header was superbly tipped over by McCarey.

However, Glentoran levelled just three minutes into the second half. A long ball was sent into the box for Conor McMenamin to get on the end of before he flicked it past two defenders and sent a composed left-foot half-volley past Jonny Tuffey into the opposite corner of the net.

Crusaders were reduced to ten men six minutes later after Jude Winchester was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Joe Crowe.

Buoyed by this, the visitors then made their numerical advantage count on 65 minutes. McMenamin turned provider on this occasion to deliver a cross from the left which Robbie McDaid expertly headed home beyond Tuffey.

The Crues almost levelled in the closing stages but Paul Heatley's sweetly struck volley was matched by a determined stop from McCarey.

With the points almost in the bag the Glens nearly added a third as the game slipped into stoppage time when Sean Murray's effort looked to be heading in only for Jordan Forsythe to dart back to make a goalline clearance.

Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Wilson, Lowry, Kennedy, Forsythe, Winchester, Larmour, Heatley, Robinson, Clarke subs O'Neill (not used), Weir (replaced Lowry 69), Lecky (not used), Caddell (replaced Clarke 69), O'Rourke (not used), Owens (replaced Burns 80), McMurray (replaced Kennedy 80)

Glentoran: McCarey, Burns, Marshall, McDaid. Murray, McClean, O'Connor, Crowe, Marron, McMenamin, Plum subs Garrett (replaced McMenamin 90), Mitchell (replaced O'Connor 79), Smith (not used), Cushnie (not used), Wightman (not used), Jenkins (not used), Glendinning (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   1 - 2 Glentoran
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    William Garrett

    Glentoran

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael O'Connor

    Glentoran

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Coleraine

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Caddell

    Crusaders

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    68'
  • GOAL

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caolan Marron

    Glentoran

    63'
  •  Red Card

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    55'
  •  Yellow Card

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    52'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    48'
  •  Yellow Card

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    18'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sean Murray

    Glentoran

    15'
  • GOAL

    Joshua Robinson

    Crusaders

    12'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron McCarey

    Glentoran

    12'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns 52' red substitution 80'
  • Aidan Wilson
  • Philip Lowry 18' red substitution 69'
  • Ben Kennedy red substitution 80'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jude Winchester 55'
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Paul Heatley
  • Joshua Robinson 12'
  • Ross Clarke 68' red substitution 69'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Robbie Weir green substitution 69'
  • Adam Lecky
  • Declan Caddell green substitution 69'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 80'
  • Jonathan McMurray green substitution 80'

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey 12'
  • Bobby Burns
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Sean Murray 15'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Michael O'Connor red substitution 79'
  • Conor McMenamin red substitution 90' 48'
  • Joe Crowe
  • Robbie McDaid 65'
  • Caolan Marron 63'
  • Hrvoje Plum

Substitutes

  • William Garrett green substitution 90'
  • Andrew Mitchell green substitution 79'
  • Malachy Smith
  • Ben Cushnie
  • Aaron Wightman
  • Jordan Jenkins
  • Ross Glendinning
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