Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 26 August 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Newry Showgrounds

Attendance: 846

Referee: Tony Clarke

Newry City home-team
0 FT 4
away-team Crusaders
  •   Ben Kennedy 4'
  •   Daniel Larmour 29'
  •   Adam Lecky 60' 75'
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Adam Lecky celebrates scoring at The Showgrounds ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

CRUES SIZZLE AT THE SHOWGROUNDS

Crusaders continued their sizzling start to the campaign with a four goal victory over Newry City at The Showgrounds.

Ben Kennedy - who hit four on Tuesday night - struck again early in the game to open the scoring with a simple close range finish from Adam Lecky's knock on.

Daniel Larmour doubled up for Stephen Baxter's side around the half-hour mark when Kennedy found him unmarked at the back post to nod the ball home.

And Larmour thought he had bagged his second of the game a few minutes from the break but his follow up from a Lecky saved effort was ruled out following a foul in the build up.

The Crues did extend their advantage on the hour as Lecky finally got his name on the scoresheet after rising highest to nod home Ross Clarke's looping ball from the right.

Then, with a quarter-of-an-hour to go, Lecky doubled up after latching onto a Kennedy pass to lift the ball over keeper Steven Maguire.

Newry City: Maguire, King, N. Healy, McKeown, O'Connor, Salley, Martin, B. Healy, Forde, Mooney, Owens subs Murphy, Carroll, Hughes, Lockhart, Newell, Poynton, McGovern

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

  • FULL TIME
    Newry City   0 - 4 Crusaders
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Unregistered Players

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McGovern

    Newry City

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Unregistered Players

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Teelan

    Unregistered Players

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Malachy Smith

    Crusaders

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Crusaders

    80'
  • GOAL

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Salley

    Newry City

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Brian Healy

    Newry City

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daragh Owens

    Unregistered Players

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Hughes

    Unregistered Players

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Lockhart

    Newry City

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Newell

    Unregistered Players

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    60'
  • GOAL

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    55'
  •  Yellow Card

    Barney McKeown (1)

    Unregistered Players

    45'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Martin

    Banbridge Town

    42'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Carroll

    Newry City

    42'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    41'
  • GOAL

    Daniel Larmour

    Crusaders

    29'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jimmy Callacher

    Crusaders

    18'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    18'
  •  Yellow Card

    Noel Healy

    Newry City

    12'
  • GOAL

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    4'

Newry City

  • Steven Maguire
  • Darren King
  • Noel Healy 12'
  • Barney McKeown (1) 45'
  • Ciaran O'Connor red substitution 82'
  • Adam Salley red substitution 65'
  • Andrew Martin red substitution 42'
  • Brian Healy red substitution 65'
  • Lorcan Forde
  • Jordan Mooney
  • Daragh Owens red substitution 65'

Substitutes

  • Tom Murphy
  • Adam Carroll green substitution 42'
  • Daniel Hughes green substitution 65'
  • Thomas Lockhart green substitution 65'
  • Lee Newell green substitution 65'
  • Georgie Poynton
  • Paul McGovern green substitution 82'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns 55' red substitution 80'
  • Jimmy Callacher red substitution 18'
  • Robbie Weir red substitution 80'
  • Philip Lowry 60'
  • Ben Kennedy red substitution 80' 4'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Daniel Larmour 29'
  • Paul Heatley red substitution 80'
  • Adam Lecky 60' 75'

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • James Teelan green substitution 80'
  • Jordan Owens
  • Jude Winchester green substitution 80'
  • Malachy Smith green substitution 80'
  • Ross Clarke 41' green substitution 18'
  • Lloyd Anderson green substitution 80'
© Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

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