Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 22 April 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 1584

Referee: Evan Boyce

Cliftonville home-team
3 FT 3
away-team Crusaders
  •   Rory Hale 48'
  •   Ronan Hale 49'
  •   Joe Gormley 58'
  •   Paul Heatley 1' 90+2'
  •   Jarlath O'Rourke 51'
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SIX GOAL THRILLER AT SOLITUDE

Cliftonville and Crusaders played out an entertaining six-goal thriller in the derby at Solitude.

Paul Heatley opened the scoring for the Crues after just 37 seconds after nodding home Jarlath O'Rourke's cross against the far post.

That was how it stayed until a flurry of goals early in the second half.

The Reds, playing their first game under interim boss Declan O'Hara, levelled on 48 minutes when Rory Hale slotted into the net after receiving the ball from Joe Gormley.

Ronan Hale then edged the Reds in front a couple of minutes after that after running onto another Gormley ball but, moments later, O'Rourke equalised for the Crues with a superb finish into the top corner.

Remarkably Cliftonville regained the advantage again just before the hour after Gormley found the scoresheet himself when he cut inside to curling the ball home.

But, just as he opened the scoring almost from the kick-off, Heatley completed it in stoppage time after the Reds defence failed to clear the ball following a goalmouth scramble.

Cliftonville: Gartside, Gallagher, C. Curran, Rory Hale, Lowe, Gormley, Casey, Turner, Ronan Hale, Coates, Moore subs G. Doherty, Ives, Addis, R. Curran, Parkhouse, McDonagh, R. Doherty

Crusaders: Tuffey, Hegarty, Weir, Caddell, O’Rourke, Owens, Winchester, Larmour, Heatley, McKeown, Clarke subs Murphy, Lecky, Ebbe, Stewart, Boyd, Barr, Quinn

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville   3 - 3 Crusaders
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Unregistered Players

    90+2'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chris Gallagher

    Larne

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David Parkhouse

    H&W Welders

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Unregistered Players

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dean Ebbe

    Unregistered Players

    63'
  • GOAL

    Joe Gormley

    Cliftonville

    58'
  • GOAL

    Jarlath O'Rourke

    Crusaders

    51'
  • GOAL

    Ronan Hale

    Cliftonville

    49'
  • GOAL

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    48'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Unregistered Players

    1'

Cliftonville

  • Nathan Gartside
  • Chris Gallagher 80'
  • Chris Curran red substitution 72'
  • Rory Hale 48'
  • Kris Lowe
  • Odhran Casey
  • Luke Turner
  • Ronan Hale 49'
  • Colin Coates
  • Sean Moore
  • Joe Gormley red substitution 74' 58'

Substitutes

  • Gerard Doherty
  • Levi Ives
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Ryan Curran
  • David Parkhouse green substitution 74'
  • Jamie McDonagh green substitution 72'
  • Ronan Doherty

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Robbie Weir red substitution 63'
  • Declan Caddell
  • Paul Heatley 1' 90+2'
  • Jordan Owens red substitution 63'
  • Jude Winchester
  • Jarlath O'Rourke 51'
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Rory McKeown
  • Ross Clarke

Substitutes

  • Tom Murphy
  • Adam Lecky green substitution 63'
  • Dean Ebbe green substitution 63'
  • Cameron Stewart
  • Jay Boyd
  • Lewis Barr
  • Conor Quinn

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