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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 19 February 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 817

Referee: Andrew Davey

Crusaders home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Carrick Rangers
  •   Adam Lecky 59'
  •   Ben Kennedy 90+6'
football
Crusaders celebrate Ben Kennedy's late winner ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

CRUES LEAVE IT LATE TO EDGE PAST CARRICK

Ben Kennedy bagged a stoppage time winner as Crusaders squeezed to victory over Carrick Rangers at Seaview.

After a quiet opening the visitors almost broke the deadlock on 14 minutes when Matthew Carson connected with Corey McMullan's cross to crash the ball off an upright.

Moments later at the other end Adam Lecky got his head to a Kennedy free-kick but Carrick keeper Aaron Hogg dealt comfortably with the threat.

Unfortunately that brief flourish was arguably the highlight of an otherwise low key first half.

The deadlock was eventually broken just before the hour when, once again, Kennedy teed up Lecky but this time his headed effort did get past Hogg at the near post.

It proved to be a short lived advantage, however, when a Carson free-kick from wide on the right was sent looping over his own keeper by Robbie Weir as he attempted to head clear.

Both sides then had chances to move in front as the game progressed with Jordan Gibson coming close for Carrick only to see Jonny Tuffey save at the near post while, for the Crues, Kennedy sent the ball onto the top of the crossbar from around 25 yards.

But Kennedy wasn't to be denied deep into stoppage time with what proved to be the winner after he got on the end of a Jordan Owens header to lift the ball beyond Hogg's reach.

Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Wilson, Weir, Kennedy, Lecky, Forsythe, O’Rourke, Winchester, Robinson, Clarke subs Shields, Lowry, Caddell, Patterson, Owens, Heatley, McMurray

Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Surgenor, Ervin, McMullan, D. Kelly, Cherry, Nixon, Gibson, Carson, Scully, Tilney subs Skeet, Cushley, McGuckin, Kalla, Hoy, Chambers, Anderson

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   2 - 1 Carrick Rangers
  • GOAL

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    90+6'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jarlath O'Rourke

    Crusaders

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Carrick Rangers

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Emmett McGuckin

    Carrick Rangers

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stewart Nixon

    Carrick Rangers

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Corey McMullan

    Carrick Rangers

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    74'
  • OWN GOAL

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    62'
  • GOAL

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    59'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Bobby Burns
  • Aidan Wilson
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 74' 59'
  • Robbie Weir red substitution 74' 62' (OG)
  • Ben Kennedy 90+6'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke red substitution 88'
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 74'
  • Joshua Robinson
  • Ross Clarke

Substitutes

  • Neil Shields
  • Philip Lowry green substitution 74'
  • Declan Caddell
  • Lewis Patterson
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 88'
  • Paul Heatley green substitution 74'
  • Jonathan McMurray green substitution 74'

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Jim Ervin
  • Corey McMullan red substitution 74'
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Kyle Cherry
  • Stewart Nixon red substitution 76'
  • Jordan Gibson red substitution 88'
  • Matthew Carson
  • Tom Scully
  • Ben Tilney

Substitutes

  • Matthew Skeet
  • David Cushley green substitution 76'
  • Emmett McGuckin green substitution 88'
  • Ronan Kalla
  • Bailey Hoy
  • Jack Chambers
  • Lloyd Anderson green substitution 74'
© Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

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