HOW IT HAPPENED: Carrick Rangers 1 Crusaders 5

Crusaders produced an assured performance to extend the defence of the Irish Cup prize into this year's quarter-finals at the expense of Carrick Rangers.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 4:55 pm
Crusaders recorded a 5-1 win over Carrick Rangers.

F-T: Carrick Rangers 1 Crusaders 5

91: YELLOW CARD (Carrick Rangers) - Loughran

80: Cushley's free-kick from distance is tipped around the post by Doherty

75: SUB (Crusaders) - Cushley on for McGonigle

74: GOAL - Carrick Rangers 1 Crusaders 5 (Owens)

Forsythe's curling free-kick is guided home by a free Owens

69: SUB (Carrick Rangers) - Smith on for Chapman

64: SUB (Crusaders) - Lowry on for Caddell

61: Strong defensive work by Dummigan to race back and prevent Carrick from converting into an open goal

53: SUBS (Carrick Rangers) - Dunne and Cherry on for Reynolds and Faulkner

52: Loughran across with a last-ditch challenge to prevent Heatley from converting off good work by Caddell

49: GOAL - Carrick Rangers 1 Crusaders 4 (Neale own goal)

Heatley skips past Surgenor and drills hard and low across the danger area, with a sliding Neale under pressure and unfortunate to divert into his own net

H-T: Carrick Rangers 1 Crusaders 3

44: GOAL - Carrick Rangers 1 Crusaders 3 (Forsythe)

McGonigle on the break and his cross finds Owens but a miscue by the striker drops fortuitously to allow Forsythe to turn home from a few yards

40: Thompson's ball forward sends Owens clear with a free path to goal but Doherty pulls off a fine one-handed save to push away the attempted lob

37: GOAL - Carrick Rangers 1 (Chapman) Crusaders 2

Murray's deep throw-in is cleared to the edge of the box and Chapman's volley finds the net via a deflection

35: Neale's curling free-kick from wide on the right is tipped over the bar by Doherty

33: GOAL - Carrick Rangers 0 Crusaders 2 (Owens)

Heatley twisting and turning to find space in the box - with his initial shot saved from a tight angle but he recovers possession to scoop towards the back post for Owens to head home

31: Anderson on the attack but his final shot lacks the power to trouble Doherty

29: Heatley with a snapshot off an attempted defensive clearance by Carrick which drops the wrong side of the post

28: Kelly with an effort from distance which proves high and wide

17: SUB (Crusaders) - Heatley on for Clarke

13: Low cross by McGonigle just beyond Clarke from a few yards out

4: GOAL - Carrick Rangers 0 Crusaders 1 (McGonigle)

Forsythe's throw-in is controlled and fed on by Owens to McGonigle and, from the edge of the area, he finds the top corner on the turn

CARRICK RANGERS: Doherty, Neale, Surgenor, Rodgers, Loughran, Chapman, Faulkner, Kelly, Murray, Reynolds, Anderson.

Subs: Nicholl, Carson, Magill, Smith, Cherry, Hassin, Dunne.

CRUSADERS: Doherty, Burns, McGonigle, Caddell, Forsythe, O'Rouke, Owens, Brown, Thompson, Clarke, Dummigan.

Subs: O'Neill, Beverland, Lowry, Cushley, Ruddy, Heatley, McElroy.

Referee: Tim Marshall