NORTH BELFAST DERBY DRAWS A BLANK
Neither Cliftonville nor Crusaders managed to find a way through in the north Belfast derby at Solitude.
Decent scoring opportunities were at a premium during the first half although Ronan Hale did see an early strike well saved by Johnny Tuffey while, at the other end, Jonny McMurray's close range header fell just wide.
Jordan Forsythe came closest after the break only to head against an upright before, in the closing moments, Joe Gormley saw an effort at the left post dealt with by Tuffey.
Cliftonville: Gartside, Addis, Gallagher, Rory Hale, R. Curran, McDonagh, Lowe, Doherty, Turner, Ronan Hale, Coates subs Talley (not used), C. Curran (not used), Robinson (not used), Traynor (not used), Gormley (replaced Rory Hale 79), Casey (not used), Moore (replaced McDonagh 75)
Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Hegarty, Weir, Lowry, Forsythe, O'Rourke, Larmour, McKeown, Clarke, McMurray subs Murphy (not used), Lecky (not used), Ebbe (not used), Owens (replaced McMurray 89), Snelgrove (not used), Steele (not used), Barr (not used)