Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 15 December 2023 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 1277

Referee: Tim Marshall

Crusaders home-team
0 FT 3
away-team Larne
  •   Andy Ryan 47' 67' (pen)
  •   Lee Bonis 53'
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Andy Ryan celebrates opening the scoring ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

RYAN DOUBLE HANDS LARNE CRUCIAL WIN

Andy Ryan hit two goals as Larne swept to a comfortable victory over Crusaders at Seaview.

The sides traded chances during the opening quarter-of-an-hour or so with Levi Ives seeing an effort stopped by a diving save from Jonny Tuffey while, at the other end, Jude Winchester's curler from outside the box was tipped over by Rohan Ferguson.

Larne did have the ball in the net soon after but Ryan's finish from a low Lee Bonis cross was ruled out offside.

The visitors threatened again when Bonis laid the ball off for Joe Thomson but his powerful finish fizzed just wide of the right post.

But the Crues also came close later in the scoreless first half after Ross Clarke's cross into the box looked to have crept into the net only for Ferguson to get enough of a touch to tap it wide of the target.

The deadlock was eventually broken just a couple of minutes into the second half when Ryan headed home from close range after Tomas Cosgrove's corner was nodded on by Leroy Millar.

Then, six minutes after that, Bonis made it 2-0 after rising highest to direct Millar's cross from the left past Crues keeper Tuffey.

Paul Heatley then found the net for the Crues but he was adjudged to have strayed offside.

However, Larne hit their third of the evening on 67 minutes courtesy of a Ryan spot-kick sending Tuffey the wrong way, awarded after Cosgrove had been upended by Jarlath O'Rourke.

And it got even worse for Crusaders not long after that after Billy Joe Burns was dismissed for a challenge on Jaziel Orozco for what was his second caution of the night.

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

Larne: Ferguson, Donnelly, Farquhar, Thomson, Bonis, Ives, Bolger, Millar, Cosgrove, Ryan, Orozco subs Dowling, Kearns, O'Neill, Lloyd, Gordon, Paul, Glynn

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   0 - 3 Larne
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mikhail Kennedy

    Institute

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Ryan

    Larne

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kearns

    Unregistered Players

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Unregistered Players

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Malachy Smith

    Crusaders

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Levi Ives

    Larne

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jaziel Orozco

    Unregistered Players

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shea Gordon

    Cliftonville

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Micheal Glynn

    Larne

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Teelan

    Unregistered Players

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    77'
  •  Red Card

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jarlath O'Rourke

    Crusaders

    67'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Andy Ryan

    Larne

    67'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    53'
  • GOAL

    Andy Ryan

    Larne

    47'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Larmour

    Crusaders

    6'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns 68'
  • Robbie Weir
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 77'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke 67'
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 85'
  • Daniel Larmour 6'
  • Paul Heatley red substitution 79'
  • Ross Clarke red substitution 77'
  • Lloyd Anderson

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • James Teelan green substitution 77'
  • Mikhail Kennedy green substitution 85'
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 77'
  • Malachy Smith green substitution 79'
  • Oscar McKenna
  • Jonathan James

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Craig Farquhar
  • Joe Thomson
  • Andy Ryan red substitution 85' 47' 67'
  • Levi Ives red substitution 79'
  • Cian Bolger
  • Leroy Millar
  • Lee Bonis 53'
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Jaziel Orozco red substitution 79'

Substitutes

  • Aidan Dowling
  • Daniel Kearns green substitution 85'
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Kieran Lloyd
  • Shea Gordon green substitution 79'
  • Ilijah Paul Gindiri
  • Micheal Glynn green substitution 79'
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