One change for Glenavon: Conor McCloskey starts in place of Andy Hall who is on the bench. Jordan Jenkins is away with the NI Under 19’s.
10: GOAL Crusaders 1-0 Heatley volleys in Owens superb cross
18: GOAL Crusaders 2-0 Owens with a simple header at the back post as Clarke Sets him up with a cross from the right.
25: Murray spurns a great chance to pull a goal back when he blazes over from the edge of the box after Mitchell’s header into his run.
At half time Glenavon will be grateful to still be only a couple of goals down as the hosts have created and missed enough chances to win two games.
50; Two great saves in a minute by Tuffey denies Heatley a second goal.
59: Another good chance for Murray but he can’t direct his shot on target after Mitchell is released down the left by Sykes and puts over a great low cross.
79: GOAL Crusaders 3-0 Well that settles it surely. What a strike into the top corner by Owens from all of 25 yards. He chested the ball down before volleying into the top corner.
82: GREAT SAVE Doherty dives to his right to turn a shot from Marshall round the post.
88: Somehow Heatley can’t beat Tuffey from close in but Glenavcon break and Doherty makes a good save to deny Murray with a back post header.
Crusaders: Doherty, McChrystal, Beverland, Coates (c), Ward, Carvill, Caddell, Forsythe, J Owens, Heatley, Clarke. Subs: O’Neill (GK), Lowry, Cushley, Ruddy, Snoddy, Thompson, Patterson
Glenavon: Tuffey (c), Marshall, King, Marron, Singleton, McCloskey, Sykes, Doherty, Daniels, Murray, Mitchell Subs: Grace, Hall, Harmon, Larmour, Muir, Hunter, Hamilton