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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 8 March 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 758

Referee: Steven Gregg

Crusaders home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Coleraine
  •   Philip Lowry 26'
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Philip Lowry knocked home Crusaders' winner midway through the first half ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

LOWRY GIVES CRUES THE EDGE

Crusaders secured a narrow victory with a one-goal defeat of League Cup finalists Coleraine at Seaview.

The Bannsiders created the first effort of note on seven minutes when Eoin Bradley found himself clear on the left but his shot from inside the area was well kept out by Jonny Tuffey.

Crusaders threaten just after the quarter-of-an-hour mark after Jarlath O'Rourke cut the ball back for Jordan Owens but he could only rifle his response over the top.

But the home side did edge into the lead midway through the first half when Philip Lowry was presented with too much time to fire beyond Gareth Deane after creating space on the right.

Coleraine might have levelled twice after that but Conor McKendry was denied at close range by Tuffey before Matthew Shevlin had a go from outside the box but, again, the Crues keeper was equal to the challenge.

The Crues could have doubled their advantage right on the break but Ben Kennedy's strike from the edge of the area was somehow kept out by Deane.

The visitors pushed for the equaliser as the second half progressed, with Stephen Lowry having a header turned over by Tuffey.

Further opportunities came later in the half, particularly when Jamie Glackin was released by Patrick Kelly to go one-on-one with Tuffey but, again, the Crues keeper came out on top.

And they had one last opportunity when Curtis Allen got on the end of a Josh Carson header but could only send his shot wide of the target.

Crusaders: Tuffey, Wilson, Lowry, Kennedy, Forsythe, O’Rourke, L. Patterson, Owens, Winchester, Robinson, Clarke subs Shields (not used), Hegarty (replaced L. Patterson 17), Weir (replaced Clarke 88), Doyle (not used), McMurray (replaced Owens 57), J. Patterson (not used), Thompson (not used)

Coleraine: Deane, McKendry, Lowry, Bradley, Carson, Wilson, O’Donnell, Glackin, Traynor, Kelly, Shevlin subs Gallagher (not used), Kane (not used), Mullan (not used), Brown (replaced Traynor 67), McLaughlin (replaced McKendry 86), Allen (replaced Shevlin 71)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   1 - 0 Coleraine
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen O'Donnell

    Coleraine

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    88'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aidan Wilson

    Crusaders

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McKendry

    Coleraine

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Eoin Bradley

    Coleraine

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Traynor

    Coleraine

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rodney Brown

    Coleraine

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chris Hegarty

    Crusaders

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lewis Patterson

    Crusaders

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Hegarty

    Crusaders

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    57'
  • GOAL

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    26'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Aidan Wilson 86'
  • Philip Lowry 26'
  • Ben Kennedy
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Lewis Patterson red substitution 57'
  • Jordan Owens red substitution 57'
  • Jude Winchester 81'
  • Joshua Robinson
  • Ross Clarke red substitution 88'

Substitutes

  • Neil Shields
  • Chris Hegarty 61' green substitution 57'
  • Robbie Weir green substitution 88'
  • Brandon Doyle
  • Jonathan McMurray green substitution 57'
  • Jack Patterson
  • Joel Thompson

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Conor McKendry red substitution 86'
  • Stephen Lowry
  • Eoin Bradley 78'
  • Josh Carson
  • Ronan Wilson
  • Stephen O'Donnell 90+3'
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Aaron Traynor red substitution 67'
  • Patrick Kelly
  • Matthew Shevlin red substitution 71'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Adam Mullan
  • Rodney Brown green substitution 67'
  • James McLaughlin green substitution 86'
  • Curtis Allen green substitution 71'

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Coleraine

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