Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 11 April 2023 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 820

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Crusaders home-team
3 FT 1
away-team Coleraine
  •   Jordan Forsythe 52' (pen) 77'
  •   Philip Lowry 65'
  •   Michael McCrudden 38' (pen)
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Jordan Forsythe scored twice for the Crues ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

FORSYTHE AT THE DOUBLE AS CRUES FIGHT BACK

Jordan Forsythe hit two goals as Crusaders fought back from a goal down to defeat Coleraine at Seaview.

The Bannsiders thought they had broken the deadlock early in the game when Matthew Shevlin found the net from Andy Scott's lay-off only for the 'goal' to be ruled out offside.

But Coleraine did move in front on 38 minutes. Scott was brought down in the area by Forsythe and from the resultant spot-kick Michael McCrudden stepped up to fire past Jonny Tuffey.

Crusaders levelled with Forsythe's first of the evening early in the second half, making no mistake with the second penalty of the game awarded after Jack O'Mahony was adjudged to have handled in the box.

Then, five minutes after the hour, Philip Lowry edged the Crues into the lead with a close range header into the far corner from Ross Clarke's left-sided corner.

And Forsythe made sure with just less than a quarter-of-an-hour remaining with a back post finish from another Clarke delivery.

Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Robinson, Weir, Lowry, Lecky, Forsythe, O'Rourke, Winchester, McKeown, Clarke subs Murphy, Hegarty, Ebbe, Stewart, Owens, Thompson, Boyd

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, McCrudden, Farren, O'Donnell, Lynch, O'Mahony, McDermott, Shevlin, Scott, Devine subs Gallagher, Mullan, Lowry, Carson, Fyfe, Doherty, Gaston

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   3 - 1 Coleraine
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    85'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jack O'Mahony

    Coleraine

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Lynch

    Coleraine

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Eamon Fyfe

    Portadown

    66'
  • GOAL

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    65'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    52'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Michael McCrudden

    Limavady United

    38'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Robinson

    Unregistered Players

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    37'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Hegarty

    Dungannon Swifts

    37'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jarlath O'Rourke

    Crusaders

    17'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dean Ebbe

    Unregistered Players

    17'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Joshua Robinson red substitution 37'
  • Robbie Weir
  • Jordan Forsythe 37' 52' 77'
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 85'
  • Philip Lowry 65'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke red substitution 17'
  • Jude Winchester
  • Rory McKeown
  • Ross Clarke

Substitutes

  • Tom Murphy
  • Chris Hegarty green substitution 37'
  • Dean Ebbe green substitution 17'
  • Cameron Stewart
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 85'
  • Gary Thompson
  • Jay Boyd

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Michael McCrudden 38'
  • Kieran Farren
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Lee Lynch red substitution 66'
  • Jack O'Mahony 67'
  • Conor McDermott
  • Matthew Shevlin 72'
  • Andy Scott
  • Senan Devine

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Adam Mullan
  • Stephen Lowry
  • Josh Carson
  • Eamon Fyfe green substitution 66'
  • Luca Doherty
  • Alfie Gaston
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