Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 23 December 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: 1010

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Glenavon home-team
1 FT 3
away-team Crusaders
  •   Jack Malone 74'
  •   Jarlath O'Rourke 45'
  •   Paul Heatley 65'
  •   Jordan Owens 90+2'
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Jordan Owens celebrates his 250th goal for Crusaders ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

MILESTONE FOR OWENS AS CRUES WIN THROUGH

Goals from Jarlath O'Rourke, Paul Heatley and Jordan Owens helped Crusaders defeat Glenavon at Mourneview Park.

Although the first half was a largely quiet affair, the home side might have gone in front early on when Niall Quinn's corner found Calum Birney at the back post but his close range effort came back off an upright.

However, it fell to the visitors to find a way through moments from the break when O'Rourke stabbed the ball home at the back post after connecting with Ross Clarke's cross.

The Crues doubled their advantage midway through the second half courtesy of Heatley's 12-yard finish after Lloyd Anderson had dummied Clarke's cross into his path.

Glenavon did pull one back nine minutes after that, however, when Crues keeper Jonny Tuffey failed to hold onto Jack Malone's 35-yard free-kick.

But the Crues made sure of the points a couple of minutes into stoppage time when Owens nodded home his 250th career goal for Stephen Baxter's side after rising highest to beat Rory Brown to the ball.

Glenavon: Brown, Birney, Malone, Campbell, Quinn, Baird, McCloskey, Prendergast, Mulvenna, Wallace, Ward subs Purvis, Kerr, Teggart, McDonagh, Henderson, McCullough, Shiel

Crusaders: Tuffey, Weir, Lecky, Forsythe, O’Rourke, Winchester, Larmour, Heatley, Robinson, Clarke, Anderson subs Williamson, Teelan, Kennedy, Owens, Smith, Maguire, James

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   1 - 3 Crusaders
  • GOAL

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McCloskey

    Unregistered Players

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Tiarnan Mulvenna

    Bangor

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Unregistered Players

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cohen Henderson

    Annagh United

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Larmour

    Crusaders

    79'
  • GOAL

    Jack Malone

    Glenavon

    74'
  • GOAL

    Paul Heatley

    Unregistered Players

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Prendergast

    Glenavon

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Ward

    Unregistered Players

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Kerr

    Unregistered Players

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Glenavon

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul Heatley

    Unregistered Players

    58'
  • GOAL

    Jarlath O'Rourke

    Crusaders

    45'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    15'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Malachy Smith

    Crusaders

    15'

Glenavon

  • Rory Brown
  • Calum Birney
  • Jack Malone 74'
  • Peter Campbell 63'
  • Niall Quinn
  • Isaac Baird
  • Conor McCloskey red substitution 81'
  • Aaron Prendergast red substitution 61'
  • Tiarnan Mulvenna red substitution 81'
  • Danny Wallace
  • Sean Ward red substitution 61'

Substitutes

  • Ben Purvis
  • Conor Kerr green substitution 61'
  • Stephen Teggart green substitution 61'
  • Jamie McDonagh green substitution 81'
  • Cohen Henderson green substitution 81'
  • Johnny McCullough
  • Daniel Shiel

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Robbie Weir
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 87'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke 45'
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 15'
  • Daniel Larmour 79'
  • Paul Heatley 58' 65'
  • Joshua Robinson
  • Ross Clarke
  • Lloyd Anderson

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • James Teelan
  • Mikhail Kennedy
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 87' 90+2'
  • Malachy Smith green substitution 15'
  • Bradley Maguire
  • Jonathan James
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