Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 28 October 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 2258

Referee: Christopher Morrison

Crusaders home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Glentoran
  •   Philip Lowry 45'
  •   Jay Donnelly 35'
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CRUES AND GLENS SHARE SEAVIEW SPOILS

Crusaders and Glentoran couldn't be separated after a frantic encounter at Seaview.

The Glens created the best chances in the opening half-an-hour or so, with Luke McCullough rising highest to head just wide from a Bobby Burns corner while Jay Donnelly posed a threat soon after with a run down the left although his subsequent effort was saved by Jonny Tuffey.

Then, not long after that, Junior Uzokwe somehow failed to find the net from barely two yards out after Donnelly had sent the ball over from the right.

The Crues might have opened the scoring with their first decent chance of the afternoon only for Paul Heatley to fizz a curling effort just wide after receiving an Adam Lecky pass.

But the deadlock was broken in Glentoran's favour on 35 minutes. A Marcus Kane header came back off the crossbar, with Junior unable to convert the rebound before the ball eventually fell to Donnelly who made no mistake.

Crusaders almost crafted an immediate response when Heatley turned the ball home at the back post from Billy Joe Burns' cross from the right but this was ruled out offside.

Stephen Baxter's side did equaliser on the stroke of half-time, however, when Philip Lowry fired a right-foot effort into the bottom corner from around 20 yards from goal.

However the home side were reduced to ten men soon after when Josh Robinson received his marching orders for a late challenge on Donnelly.

The Crues were presented with a glorious opportunity to seize the advantage when Aidan Wilson was penalised for handball in the box but, from the resultant spot-kick, Ben Kennedy was denied by Aaron McCarey who dived the right way to keep the ball out.

And Kennedy was thwarted again later in the game after he turn and shot from the edge of the box was cleared off the line by substitute Rory Donnelly.

 

Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Lowry, Kennedy, Lecky, Forsythe, O’Rourke, Larmour, Heatley, Robinson, Clarke subs Kerr, Teelan, Kennedy, Owens, Winchester, Smith, Anderson

Glentoran: McCarey, Kane, McCullough, Wilson, Burns, J. Donnelly, O’Connor, Sule, Palmer, Kelly, Uzokwe subs Webber, McCartan, R. Donnelly, Murphy, Fisher, Walsh, McGinn

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   1 - 1 Glentoran
  •  Yellow Card

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe

    Departed Players

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Portadown

    88'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joshua Kelly

    Glentoran

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cameron Palmer

    Glentoran

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David Fisher

    Glentoran

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Larmour

    Crusaders

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Bobby Burns

    Departed Players

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Cliftonville

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Marcus Kane

    Glentoran

    58'
  •  Red Card

    Joshua Robinson

    Departed Players

    51'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aidan Wilson

    Departed Players

    49'
  • GOAL

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron McCarey

    Portadown

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe

    Departed Players

    41'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    39'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    35'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns 90+3'
  • Philip Lowry 45'
  • Ben Kennedy
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 88'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Daniel Larmour 71'
  • Paul Heatley
  • Joshua Robinson 51'
  • Ross Clarke 39'

Substitutes

  • Ryan Kerr
  • James Teelan
  • Mikhail Kennedy
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 88'
  • Jude Winchester
  • Malachy Smith
  • Lloyd Anderson

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey 45'
  • Marcus Kane 58'
  • Luke McCullough
  • Aidan Wilson 49'
  • Bobby Burns red substitution 60'
  • Jay Donnelly 35'
  • Daire O'Connor
  • Fuad Sule
  • Cameron Palmer red substitution 73'
  • Joshua Kelly 81'
  • Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 41' red substitution 88'

Substitutes

  • Oliver Webber
  • Shay McCartan green substitution 88'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 60'
  • Harry Murphy
  • David Fisher green substitution 73'
  • Rhys Walsh
  • Niall McGinn

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