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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 12 February 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 1691

Referee: Shane Andrews

Larne home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Crusaders
  •   Kofi Balmer 74'
  •   Daniel Larmour 68'
  •   Adam Lecky 82'
football
Daniel Larmour celebrates opening the scoring ©Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

CRUES EDGE PAST LARNE AT INVER

Crusaders leapfrogged Larne into fourth spot with victory over the East Antrim side at Inver Park.

Larne came within a whisker of opening the scoring as early as the fourth minute when Albert Watson connected with a corner only for his effort to be tipped onto the bar by Jonny Tuffey.

The home side enjoyed large periods of possession albeit creating little in front of goal, although Tuffey was twice called into action to deny David McDaid midway through the first half.

Crusaders started brightly after the break, and might have edged into the lead through Aidan Wilson at the back post but his effort was blocked by Kofi Balmer.

Ronan Hale then came close for Larne around the hour mark with a 20-yard drive just wide of the target.

But the deadlock was broken on 68 minutes after Daniel Larmour nodded past Conor Devlin from just outside the box after he met Jordan Forsythe's cross from the right.

Larne responded positively and levelled just six minutes later when Balmer directed his finish into the bottom corner from eight yards after getting on the end of a corner.

However, the winner came with eight minutes to go courtesy of substitute Adam Lecky who tapped home Declan Caddell's cross.

Larne might have equalised moments later but Lee Bonis' header was well kept out by Tuffey.

Larne: Devlin, Balmer, Watson, Sule, Herron, Hale, McDaid, Scott, Bonis, Cosgrove, Jarvis subs Ferguson (not used), Kelly (not used), Nasseri (not used), Randall (replaced Herron 50), Doherty (replaced Scott 65), Lynch (not used), Bolger (replaced Cosgrove 58)

Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Wilson, Lowry, Kennedy, Caddell, Forsythe, Larmour, Heatley, Robinson, Clarke subs Shields (not used), Lecky (replaced Forsythe 81), O’Rourke (not used), Patterson (not used), Owens (replaced Kennedy 90), Winchester (not used), McMurray (not used)

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

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joshua Robinson

    Crusaders

    86'
  • GOAL

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    81'
  • GOAL

    Kofi Balmer

    Unregistered Players

    74'
  • GOAL

    Daniel Larmour

    Crusaders

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Scott

    Larne

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Doherty

    Larne

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Tomas Cosgrove

    Larne

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cian Bolger

    Larne

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ronan Hale

    Cliftonville

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John Herron

    Unregistered Players

    50'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    50'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andy Scott

    Larne

    44'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Kofi Balmer 74'
  • Albert Watson
  • Fuad Sule
  • John Herron red substitution 50'
  • Ronan Hale 56'
  • David McDaid
  • Andy Scott 44' red substitution 65'
  • Lee Bonis 66'
  • Tomas Cosgrove red substitution 58'
  • Dean Jarvis

Substitutes

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Graham Kelly
  • Navid Nasseri
  • Mark Randall green substitution 50'
  • Ben Doherty green substitution 65'
  • Lee Lynch
  • Cian Bolger green substitution 58'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Aidan Wilson
  • Philip Lowry
  • Ben Kennedy red substitution 90'
  • Declan Caddell
  • Jordan Forsythe red substitution 81'
  • Daniel Larmour 68'
  • Paul Heatley
  • Joshua Robinson 86'
  • Ross Clarke 56'

Substitutes

  • Neil Shields
  • Adam Lecky green substitution 81' 82'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Lewis Patterson
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 90'
  • Jude Winchester
  • Jonathan McMurray
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