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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 13 August 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 1239

Referee: Ian McNabb

Crusaders home-team
5 FT 1
away-team Dungannon Swifts
  •   Paul Heatley 7' 67'
  •   Ben Kennedy 49' 65'
  •   Rhyss Campbell 45'
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David Heatley celebrates opening the scoring ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

FIVE-STAR CRUES RAMPANT AT SEAVIEW

Crusaders stormed to comprehensive defeat of Dungannon Swifts on the opening day of the new campaign.

Paul Heatley fired the Crues in front as early as the seventh minute after stabbing the ball home when Ross Clarke's cross to the back post wasn't cleared.

It was 2-0 on 37 minutes when the unfortunate Brendan Barr inadvertently turned the ball into his own net after Ben Kennedy's header came off him in front of goal.

Dungannon pulled a goal back very much against the run of play in first half stoppage time courtesy of Rhys Marshall's finish but Kennedy restored the home two-goal advantage early in the second half with a wonderful chip over Declan Dunne from distance.

Kennedy found the net again on 65 minutes with a placed finish past Dunne after Ethan McGee failed to clear Billy Joe Burns' cross.

Heatley completed the scoring a couple of minutes after that, this time from close range after being teed up by Kennedy.

Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Hegarty, Lowry, Kennedy, Forsythe, O’Rourke, Winchester, Larmour, Heatley, Clarke subs Pauley (not used), Robinson (replaced Hegarty 86), Weir (replaced Kennedy 70), Lecky (replaced Forsythe 76), Ebbe (replaced Winchester 70), McKeown (not used), McMurray (replaced Heatley 76)

Dungannon Swifts: Dunne, Breen, Knowles, O’Connor, Campbell, Barr, Walsh, Cole, Ruddy, Devlin, McGee subs Nelson (not used), Coyle (replaced McGee 75), McCready (not used), McDonald (replaced Campbell 86), Gallagher (replaced Walsh 61), McGinty (replaced O'Connor 75), Convie (replaced Barr 75)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   5 - 1 Dungannon Swifts
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Hegarty

    Crusaders

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Robinson

    Crusaders

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruairi McDonald

    Annagh United

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael O'Connor

    Dungannon Swifts

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Brendan Barr

    Dungannon Swifts

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan McGee

    Dungannon Swifts

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolin Coyle

    Dungannon Swifts

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cahal McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Convie

    Dungannon Swifts

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dean Ebbe

    Crusaders

    70'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    67'
  • GOAL

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Marc Walsh

    Dungannon Swifts

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Dungannon Swifts

    61'
  • GOAL

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    49'
  • GOAL

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    45'
  • OWN GOAL

    Brendan Barr

    Dungannon Swifts

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    James Knowles

    Dungannon Swifts

    8'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    7'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Chris Hegarty red substitution 86'
  • Philip Lowry
  • Jordan Forsythe red substitution 76'
  • Paul Heatley red substitution 76' 7' 67'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 70'
  • Ben Kennedy red substitution 70' 49' 65'
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Ross Clarke

Substitutes

  • McKenzie Pauley
  • Joshua Robinson green substitution 86'
  • Robbie Weir green substitution 70'
  • Adam Lecky green substitution 76'
  • Dean Ebbe green substitution 70'
  • Rory McKeown
  • Jonathan McMurray green substitution 76'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Declan Dunne
  • Garry Breen
  • James Knowles 8'
  • Michael O'Connor red substitution 75'
  • Rhyss Campbell red substitution 86' 45'
  • Brendan Barr red substitution 75' 37' (OG)
  • Marc Walsh red substitution 61'
  • Darren Cole
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Terry Devlin
  • Ethan McGee red substitution 75'

Substitutes

  • Dwayne Nelson
  • Caolin Coyle green substitution 75'
  • Joe McCready
  • Ruairi McDonald green substitution 86'
  • Ben Gallagher green substitution 61'
  • Cahal McGinty green substitution 75'
  • James Convie green substitution 75'
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