Ballymena United 0
Crusaders 3
League (IFA Premiership)


Ballymena United
0 - 3
Crusaders 

League (IFA Premiership)
Saturday, August 20th, 2011
Seaview
Attendance: 969
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Timmy Adamson (9)
Jordan Owens (31)
Chris Morrow (44)

Team Managers
Roy Walker
Stephen Baxter

Starting Eleven
47. Aaron Kerr
5. Denver Gage
26. Christopher Rodgers
6. Aaron Stewart
2. Tony Kane
11. Rory Carson
10. Allan Jenkins
12. Alan Teggart
9. Gary McCutcheon
17. James Costello
14. Jordan Baker
Sean O'Neill
Paul Leeman
Colin Coates
Stephen McBride
Gareth McKeown
Aidan Watson
Chris Morrow
Stuart Dallas
Timmy Adamson
Jordan Owens
Ciaran Gargan

Bench
1. Dwayne Nelson
18. Curtis Woods
16. David Munster
19. Michael Smith
21. Aaron Boyd
David McMaster
Ryan McCann
David Rainey
David Magowan
Michael Halliday

Substitutions
David Munster for Christopher Rodgers (62)
Aaron Boyd for James Costello (62)
Curtis Woods for Rory Carson (71)
David McMaster for Stuart Dallas (27)
Ryan McCann for Chris Morrow (70)
David Rainey for Jordan Owens (84)

Cautions
Alan Teggart (82)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Hugh Carvill (Referee)


Match Report


Crusaders scored all three of their goals in the first half as they comfortably saw off Ballymena United.

Timmy Adamson slotted home the opener in the ninth minute after the home side failed to defend a Crusaders throw-in.

Stuart Dallas and Ciaran Gargan fired over the bar but Jordan Owens scored with a bullet header from a Stephen McBride cross after 31 minutes.

Chris Morrow completed a fine run from midfield by finishing superbly before the break to secure three points.

Gary McCutcheon went close with a diving header in the second half, United's best chance of the game.

Match report written by BBC Sport NI



Squad Statistics (as at August 20th, 2011)


2011-2012 All Time
Age
Aaron Kerr (GK)28 3 - 5 -
Aaron Stewart21 3 - 982
Denver Gage24 1 - 361
Christopher Rodgers20 3 - 3 -
Tony Kane23 2 - 2 -
Alan Teggart24 3131
Allan Jenkins29 3 - 3 -
Rory Carson20 2 - 162
James Costello25 3 - 3 -
Gary McCutcheon32 344719
Jordan Baker22 3232
Curtis Woods (sub)18 1 - 1 -
David Munster (sub)32 3 - 3 -
Aaron Boyd (sub)20 1 - 92



League Table (as at August 20th, 2011)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Linfield 3 3 0 0 9 9
2. Portadown 3 2 0 1 5 6
3. Crusaders 3 2 0 1 3 6
4. Glentoran 3 2 0 1 1 6
5. Cliftonville 3 1 1 1 -1 4
6. Coleraine 3 0 2 1 -1 2
7. Donegal Celtic 3 2 0 1 -3 6
8. BALLYMENA UTD 3 1 1 1 0 4
9. Carrick 3 1 0 2 -1 3
10. Distillery 3 1 0 2 -6 3
11. Glenavon 3 0 1 2 -2 1
12. Dungannon 3 0 1 2 -4 1

* - Table split into two divisions of six.