Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 15 August 2023 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 1472

Referee: Evan Boyce

Crusaders home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Dungannon Swifts
  •   Paul Heatley 46'
  •   Adam Lecky 57'
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Paul Heatley broke the deadlock early in the second half ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

CRUES MAKE IT TWO FROM TWO

Crusaders made it two wins from two with a comfortable defeat of Dungannon Swifts at Seaview.

Scoreless at the break, the Crues did have the ball in the net around the half-hour mark when Ben Kennedy finished from close range after being played through by Philip Lowry only for the effort to be ruled out for handball earlier in the move.

At the other end Kealan Dillon threatened from 30 yards after spotting Johnny Tuffey off his line only for the Crues keeper to recover to deal with the attempted lob.

Then, late in the first half, Paul Heatley rose highest to connect with a cross into the box but his header was palmed away by Declan Dunne before gathering the rebound.

But Heatley did break the deadlock moments after the interval when he latched onto the rebound of a Lowry effort to fire past Dunne at the back post.

And Stephen Baxter's side doubled their advantage around ten minutes after that when Lecky bundled the ball home from close range after a cross into the box wasn't cleared.

The visitors did push to salvage something from the game but never really threatened their hosts' two goal cushion, although Dillon did see a strike from distance turned over by Tuffey while Ethan Devine sent a later header narrowly wide.

Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Callacher, Lowry, Kennedy, Lecky, Forsythe, O’Rourke, Larmour, Heatley, McKeown subs Williamson, Weir, Teelan, Owens, Winchester, Clarke, Anderson

Dungannon Swifts: Dunne, McGee, J. Scott, Dillon, S. Scott, Glenny, Gallagher, Moore, McGinty, Lusty, Whiteside subs Hegarty, Owens, Devine, Hutchinson, Harpur, Galvin, Morgan

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   2 - 0 Dungannon Swifts
  •  Yellow Card

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Departed Players

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tomas Galvin

    Dungannon Swifts

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Departed Players

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Grant Hutchinson

    Dungannon Swifts

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Harpur

    Departed Players

    72'
  • GOAL

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Glenny

    Dungannon Swifts

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Lusty

    Departed Players

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Whiteside

    Limavady United

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Owens

    Dungannon Swifts

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Grant Hutchinson

    Dungannon Swifts

    57'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Departed Players

    46'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns red substitution 74'
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Philip Lowry
  • Paul Heatley red substitution 74' 46'
  • Ben Kennedy 77'
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 74' 57'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Rory McKeown

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Robbie Weir 90' green substitution 74'
  • James Teelan
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 74'
  • Jude Winchester
  • Ross Clarke green substitution 74'
  • Lloyd Anderson

Dungannon Swifts

  • John Scott
  • Kealan Dillon
  • Steven Scott
  • Adam Glenny red substitution 57'
  • Ben Gallagher red substitution 82'
  • Joseph Moore
  • Cahal McGinty
  • Matthew Lusty red substitution 57'
  • Andrew Whiteside red substitution 57'

Substitutes

  • Declan Dunne
  • Ethan McGee
  • Chris Hegarty
  • Niall Owens green substitution 57'
  • Ethan Devine green substitution 57'
  • Grant Hutchinson green substitution 57' red substitution 72'
  • Ryan Harpur green substitution 72'
  • Tomas Galvin green substitution 82'
  • Niall Morgan

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Dungannon Swifts

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