Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 24 February 2024 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Referee: Evan Boyce

Crusaders home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Glenavon
  •   Jude Winchester 10'
  •   Ben Kennedy 54'
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Celebrating Jude Winchester's opener ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

WINCHESTER AND KENNEDY ON TARGET FOR CRUES

A goal early in each half proved enough for Crusaders to get the better of Glenavon at Seaview.

Jude Winchester opened the scoring with just ten minutes on the clock when his 25-yard drive took a big deflection off Daniel Wallace to wrong foot Glenavon keeper Mark Byrne.

Niall Quinn came close to levelling a few minutes later with a ball from wide on the right that bypassed Jonny Tuffey only to come back off the left post before hitting the Crues keeper and going out for a corner.

At the other end Adam Lecky failed to get a strong enough connection to a Jordan Forsythe cross while Paul Heatley could only send the ball straight at Byrne later in the half.

But the Crues did double their lead on 54 minutes when Ben Kennedy rose highest to nod a Ross Clarke cross from the right into the bottom left corner.

And there was almost a third after Heatley played Jarlath O'Rourke through only for Byrne to make a near post save just before Philip Lowry was denied by a goalline clearance from Jack Malone.

The visitors had two chances as the second half progressed with Quinn testing Tuffey from 30 yards while, in stoppage time, Jamie Doran was thwarted on the line by O'Rourke.

Crusaders: Tuffey, Lowry, Kennedy, Lecky, Forsythe, O’Rourke, Winchester, Larmour, Heatley, Clarke, Barr subs Kerr, Burns, Joshua, Weir, Owens, Nixon, Maguire

Glenavon: Byrne, Toure, Snoddy, Malone, Campbell, Quinn, Prendergast, Wallace, Ward, O’Sullivan, Doona subs Deane, Kerr, Hodgins, McCloskey, Teggart, Doran, Garrett

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   2 - 0 Glenavon
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Bradley Maguire

    Crusaders

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul Heatley

    Crusaders

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stewart Nixon

    Crusaders

    84'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sean Ward

    Glenavon

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Weir

    Crusaders

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Glenavon

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robert Garrett

    Glenavon

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Philip Lowry

    Crusaders

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Snoddy

    Glenavon

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Glenavon

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Prendergast

    Glenavon

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gavin Hodgins

    Glenavon

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Doran

    Glenavon

    59'
  • GOAL

    Ben Kennedy

    Crusaders

    54'
  •  Yellow Card

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    27'
  • GOAL

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    10'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Philip Lowry 75'
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 80'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 80' 10'
  • Ben Kennedy red substitution 80' 54'
  • Daniel Larmour
  • Paul Heatley red substitution 84'
  • Ross Clarke red substitution 90+1'
  • Lewis Barr

Substitutes

  • Ryan Kerr
  • Billy Joe Burns green substitution 80'
  • Kevin Joshua
  • Robbie Weir green substitution 80'
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 80'
  • Stewart Nixon green substitution 84'
  • Bradley Maguire green substitution 90+1'

Glenavon

  • Mark Byrne
  • David Toure
  • Matthew Snoddy red substitution 67'
  • Jack Malone
  • Peter Campbell 27' red substitution 59'
  • Niall Quinn
  • Aaron Prendergast red substitution 59'
  • Danny Wallace
  • Sean Ward 83'
  • Len O'Sullivan
  • James Doona

Substitutes

  • Gareth Deane
  • Conor Kerr
  • Gavin Hodgins green substitution 59'
  • Conor McCloskey
  • Stephen Teggart green substitution 67' red substitution 80'
  • Jamie Doran green substitution 59'
  • Robert Garrett green substitution 80'
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