Nordirland - Crusaders FC - Ergebnisse, Spielpläne, Kader, Statistiken, Fotos, VIdeos und News - Soccerway. Crusaders Football Club, Belfast. Gefällt Mal. Pride of North Belfast. Alles zum Verein Crusaders (Premiership) ➤ aktueller Kader mit Marktwerten ➤ Transfers ➤ Gerüchte ➤ Spieler-Statistiken ➤ Spielplan ➤ News.
Fussball, Nordirland: Crusaders FC Liveergebnisse, Resultate, SpielpaarungenCrusaders FC. Crusaders FC. vollständiger Name. Crusaders Football & Athletic Club. Stadt. Belfast. Land. Nordirland. Spitzname. The Hatchetmen, The Crues. Der Crusaders FC ist ein nordirischer Fußballklub in Belfast, der in der NIFL Premiership spielt. Der gegründete Verein trägt seine Heimspiele im Stadion. Der Crusaders FC ist ein nordirischer Fußballklub in Belfast, der in der NIFL Premiership spielt. Der gegründete Verein trägt seine Heimspiele im Stadion Seaview aus. Die Klubfarben sind Rot und Schwarz.
Fc Crusaders Navigation menu VideoCrusaders FC - A season with the team
The back four could stay the same after a great game last Friday night but the midfield could have a reshuffle as fresh legs may be needed against a strong Linfield team.
Crusaders will know the epic battles between the two when they meet and this will be no different. Linfield have scored eight goals in their opening league games but they will also know it will be a different story against Crusaders.
David Healy will have be working hard on a plan to win and will look to a host of players that will need to be on top of their game. Goalkeeper Chris Johns has began life with Linfield in great fashion and will be hard to beat while Navid Nasseri and Conor Pepper are showing signs as to why Linfield snatched them from Glentoran.
Up front Crusaders will need to watch Andy Waterworth and Jordan Stewart who have both started well this season with Waterworth already claiming a hat trick.
We know you can't be with us and the team will miss your support coming from the North Stand. We ask you do get behind us from in front of the TV and shout and sing even though we will not hear you.
Let's get behind Stephen and the team from the start. It was a happy Seaview this evening as Crusaders won the first North Belfast of the season with Cliftonville heading back home pointless.
It was a goal from that man Jordan Owens again that proved the difference bewteen the sides in the second half and we go top of the Danske Bank Premiership for the time being ahead of games on Saturday.
Chris Hegarty had a chance for Crusaders on 24 minutes but he headed wide and three minutes later Declan Caddell flicked his header wide also from a good Jordan Forsythe cross.
Cliftonville rode their luck on the half hour when a Jordan Owens header hit Richard Brush and fell kindly for the visitors defence to clear. Michael Ruddy got himself in a great position in the Cliftonville box and as he went past keeper Richard Brush to cut the ball home the on rushing Brush clipped Michael Ruddy with his knee and shouts for a penalty could be heard around the ground.
Referee Jamie Robinson did not think so on this occasion and actually booked Michael Ruddy for protesting his decision.
Live BBC camera replays suggested the referee had got it wrong but nothing could be done. The second half started like the first with Crusaders being the dominant team.
A Paul Heatley shot was easily saved by Richard Brush while Cliftonvilles defence did a good job as Crusaders turned the pressure on but not getting a breakthrogh.
Rory Hale replaced the impressive Gary Thompson on 66 minutes and Rory nearly scored with his first touch but Brush produced an acrobatic save and kept the effort out.
Within seconds Philip Lowry missed his second good chance of the match when he headed directly at Brush from four yards. The Cliftonville defence did not clear the ball and as the ball came Richard Brush hesitated in goals for a split second and that was enough for Owens to leap high and beat him to the ball and despite the efforts of two Cliftonville defenders on the line the ball went in sending the home support wild and it was Crusaders.
Crusaders kept the pressure on again and nearly got a second within minutes of the first but Cliftonville survived. It was all Crusaders by now and Jamie McGonigle was unlucky on 78 minutes after a good "one two" with Jordan Forsythe.
From that the game played out without very few incidents except for a PaulHeatley shot that was saved and a Cliftonville free kick deep in injury time that went well over.
With that the referee blew his whistle and the game was over with Crusaders collecting the points and bragging rights in North Belfast. Every player played his part in this win and the result gives everyone a massive boost ahead of the Linfield game away next week.
Crusaders are pleased to announce that Ross Clarke has signed a two year extension to his current contract. Great news to end a perfect week for Crusaders and we look forward to seeing Ross in Red and Black for a few years yet.
It is Match Day 2 in the new Danske Bank Premiership season and it comes no bigger than a North Belfast Derby and the chance of bragging rights for a few months but more importantly three points.
Crusaders and Cliftonville go "head to head" on Friday night at Seaview and we are in for a cracker. There where good performances all over the park and the new signings blended in well with the old guard and it all looked well.
Stephen Baxter will have to shuffle the back four because of this and may go with Jordan Forsythe who has stepped into this position before with distinction or he may move another dfender in to cover leaving Jordan available for midfield selection.
The strong bench we had on Saturday will all be ready to start if anyone is rested but we will get is everyone ready to play their part if called on.
Stephen will be looking to build on last week and he will leave the team in no doubt what is expected of them in the derby game. Cliftonville also had a winning start last week when they defeated Glentoran at Solitude.
Paddy McLaughlin side won the game courtesy of a late Ryan Curran goal and like Crusaders they will be looking to build on it.
They know it will be a typical blood and thunder game as most Crusaders v Cliftonville games are and will set up stop the threat of Jordan Owens and Adam Lecky if either or both play.
Cliftonville are also full of threats and Crusaders will be all to aware of Joe Gormley and Conor McMenamin and their eye for goal.
So we are all set for the first North Belfast Derby of the season. This is an "all ticket" game due to Covid restrictions and only current season ticket holders will receive a ticket.
C,mon the Crues and Keep The Faith. To ensure that the tradition of producing a matchday programme continues at Seaview in these strange times for local football, the Crusaders Programme Team will be producing a monthly programme for the forthcoming season.
For those who cannot attend and would like to purchase a copy to be sent out please contact gregbraniff23 gmail. As a thank you to the Club members who continued with their monthly contributions over the last difficult months a special "one off " draw was made and it has made 10 members very happy indeed.
Thanks again and we will let you know how you can get involved and the reasons why the Club is in operation in the coming days.
In the meantime we hope the winners enjoy spending their money. With our first home game v Cliftonville fast approaching, anyone looking to renew membership to guarantee tickets for the game this week must to do as soon as possible.
Any queries please contact cruesgeneralmanager gmail. It was a succesful opening day of the new Danske Bank Premiership season for Crusaders as they defeated Warrenpoint Town at Milltown and headed back up the A1 with 3 points.
A well taken goal from Paul Heatley early in the game made the difference. The game started fairly quietly with Warrenpoint Town shooting over the bar the highlight of the opening minutes as both sides sized each other up.
Crusaders finally go into their groove and a good save by Sava in Towns goal on 8 minutes kept the home side side level.
A great slide rule pass by Gary Thompson fell to Paul Heatley who cooly and calmly slotted the ball home from inside the box to make it Crusaders after 9 minutes and we where off and running.
Sean O'Neill was called into action after 24 minutes when he came out and gathered the ball well to prevent Town equalising.
Paul Heatley looked sharp and was again just offside as he ran in on goal while Sean O'Neill was again called into action and was out smartly to punch a Town cross away.
The final action of the half saw Sava come out of his goal to stop Ross Clarke shooting and with that the first 45 ended Crusaders.
Town claims for a penalty for handball where turned down on 64 minutes while the referee remained consistent when he turned down a Crusaders penalty claim for a foul after 74 minutes.
Sub Jamie McGonigle produced a nice bit of skill when he controlled turned and shot but it went wide and the danger was over.
Town claims for yet another penalty where turned away on 81 minutes while Sava in Towns goal had to have two attempts at saving another Crusaders effort.
Crusaders will have already put Tuesdays defeat in the Shield out of their minds and the focus for the forseeable future are league games.
Stephen will most certainly make changes for this and several players missing from the last game will come back into contention. Several other players who started on the bench last time out could also begin the game including Paul Heatley.
Jamie McGonigle and Jordan Owens who all came on in the second half on Tuesday night but again we only speculate as to who will actually start.
Stephen Baxter will be looking for for nothing else but a win to get the campaign off to a good start and having been fairly successful down here in recent seasons he will expect that to continue.
Warrenpoint Town have strengthened this season and have made several new signings including goalkeeper Andy Coleman and Gavin Peers and Barry Gray will have his men ready to make a game of it.
So we are all set for another new campaign. We need you at Milltown on Saturday to get behind the team. Buy your ticket and be part of the jouney we are about to start again.
On behalf of the Club and as a thank you for your loyal support of the Club over the very difficult times we find ourselves. I will be having a one-off Draw for all members who have stuck with us throughout the year.
This has helped the Club greatly with monthly contributions being passed directly to Club. All members who have paid by Direct Debit or Cash members who have fully paid up in advance including all Players and Staff who have generously continued with their monthly payments throughout the year will be included in the exclusive draw.
The draw will take place on Sunday 18th October , with a full return to normal in November. Antrim Shield Quarter Final. Antrim Shield at the quarter final stage when they lost heavily to Larne at Inver Park.
The game started brightly and both sides looked up for the game. An early shout for a Crusaders penalty was turned down while Aidan Wilson and Gary Thompsons did well in defence to keep Larne from scoring and Adam Leckey went close on 15 minutes when his header just went the wrong side of the post.
Crusaders where lucky on 26 minutes when they managed to eventually clear a goalmouth scramble as both sides kept the tempo at a high pace.
Larne started to take a firm grip and Ronan Hale had a shot blocked on 32 minutes before Adam Leckey responded a minute later with a turn and shot that went wide from a tight angle.
The game though lit up when Larne opened the scoring. A move down the wing resulted in Martin Donnelly receiving the ball, controlling and then scoring from 19 yards into the top corner leaving Gerard Doherty no chance.
Crusaders where then hit with a second goal just 4 minutes later. A corner came in and Albert Watson powered a header home at the back post and it was Larne in a half that had been evenly based just minutes before.
With no further action the half ended Larne. The second half started like the first ended with another Larne goal after 2 minutes. The ball was passed into the box and Rodney Brown was alleged to half tripped a Larne player in the box and the ref although he had waved play on decided to change his mind to award a penalty.
When things calmed down Andy Mitchell stepped up and slotted the ball home to make it Larne after 48 minutes. Paul Heatley tried to hit back but his cross was cut out by Conor Devlin and within two minutes Crusaders went behind.
This time a quick counter attack saw a ball played in behind Rodney Brown and Ronan Hale ran in and clipped the ball over Gerard Doherty from close range.
Both sides kept going and Ross Clarke crashed a lomg range effort off the post before sub Jordan Owens spurned a great chance when he headed directly at Conor Devlin when in a good position.
Gerard Doherty made a good save with 10 minutes to go and as the game came to an end Jordan Forsythe had two efforts that where off target.
The ref soon after blew the whistle to end the game and Crusaders where out of the Shield. Crusaders will put the disappointment behind them and now look to the opening game of the Danske Bank Premiership season against Warrenpoint Town at Milltown on Saturday 17th.
Three title challengers will do battle over two games in four days next month in front of a UK audience as Coleraine travel to Crusaders and then later in the same week welcome champions Linfield to the Ballycastle Road.
After the withdrawal of Belfast Celtic , Crusaders were elected to the top level in their place, in time for the start of the —50 season.
The club's traditional kit colours are red and black, and the current manager is former player Stephen Baxter , who is now the club's longest serving manager, having been appointed in The club's closest rivals are Cliftonville , with whom they contest the North Belfast derby.
Rivalries also exist with other Belfast sides such as Linfield and Glentoran. Crusaders Football Club was formed in the year , although the exact date is unknown.
Various names were suggested for the club, including 'Rowan Star', 'Cultra United', 'Mervue Wanderers', 'Moyola' all names of local streets , and others such as 'Queen's Rovers', and the 'Lilliputians'.
Thomas Palmer felt a name of more international significance should be adopted and he suggested "Crusaders", after the medieval Christian knights.
Initially, the club was only able to undertake friendly fixtures until it was formally admitted to one of the local junior leagues.
Players were compelled to pay a match fee of two pence before they could take the field; a strict "no pay, no play" club policy was enforced.
The very first competitive game of which there is any existing written record was on 10 December It came in the North Belfast Alliance against opponents named Bedford at Alexandra Park and the report states that, "after a splendid game Crusaders won by 5 to 2.
Crusaders went on to compete in the Dunville Alliance, Ormeau Junior Alliance, Alexandra Alliance, Woodvale Alliance and Irish Football Alliance the latter of which they won three years in a row from — until their election to the Irish Intermediate League in The Crues rapidly became one of the top intermediate sides in the country, and won an impressive collection of trophies, including the Intermediate League championship six times in ten years from — The side also reached the Irish Cup semi finals three times in the s.
The first came in the —24 season, where they were defeated by that season's Irish League champions Queen's Island in a replay at Pirrie Park.
In the —25 season the Crues knocked out senior sides Larne and Belfast Celtic before being halted by Glentoran at The Oval in the semi finals who also went on to be champions that year.
They reached the semi-finals once again in , losing 2—4 at home to derby rivals Cliftonville. The Crues also reached the final of the Belfast Charities Cup in losing to Glentoran , also an impressive achievement as the competition was open to all senior clubs in Belfast and the surrounding area.
Despite these feats, repeated applications for entry to the senior Irish League were turned down. The frustration at the club was such that serious consideration was given to making membership applications either to the Scottish Football League or to the League of Ireland.
However, the Second World War intervened and no football at all was played by the Crues between April and September Crusaders began competing once more in the Intermediate League after the war, beginning with the —46 season.
Crusaders won the —49 Intermediate League with a record number of points, and coupled with the vacancy created by the dramatic withdrawal of Belfast Celtic from the senior ranks in , Crusaders were finally elected to the senior Irish League in time for the start of the —50 season.
Morrison was the club's top scorer of their first senior season with 11 goals in all competitions. The Crues' first league match took place on 26 November, a 1—4 defeat to Linfield at Windsor Park , and their first victory came on 10 December away to Ballymena United by 3—1, but the side would have to wait until 1 April for the first league win at Seaview, with a 4—1 victory over Glenavon.
The season was tough going for the 'Hatchetmen', as they were also known, and they had to apply for re-election after finishing in 11th place out of 12 clubs.
As has always been the case, however, Crusaders never lacked determination. On 17 May they participated in their first senior final, the Festival of Britain Cup final, which they lost 0—3 to Ballymena United.
Under the player-managership of Jackie Vernon they recovered to win their first senior trophy in the —54 season by defeating Linfield 2—1 in the final of the Ulster Cup.
The s were not easy in spite of the presence in the side of some excellent individuals and the end of the —58 season saw another application for re-election.
The decade also saw the emergence of Curry Mulholland , who represented the club from until , setting a goalscoring record of which would not be beaten until the s.
The s brought much more success. On 17 May they won the County Antrim Shield for the first time, repeating the feat in with a 6—0 victory over Larne this was the joint-biggest margin of victory in the final of the competition until Linfields 9—1 victory over Bangor in With Jimmy Murdough as coach they also picked up another Ulster Cup final win on 1 October , with a reply victory of 1—0 over Glenavon.
These successes were overshadowed by two unexpected victories in the Irish Cup finals of and against the might of Glentoran and Linfield respectively.
Also in , they narrowly missed out on winning the Blaxnit Cup and becoming champions of all of Ireland , losing 3—4 on aggregate to Shamrock Rovers.
The s also saw the emergence of some of the greatest players in Crusaders' history, such as Albert Campbell , who was the club's most capped international player until surpassed by Colin Coates , Danny Trainor , Joe Meldrum, Walter McFarland and Danny Hale, who scored an incredible goals in just four seasons, including a club record of 55 goals in the —66 season , which still stands to this day.
Jimmy Todd had won the second of those Irish Cups with the side in , however by the early s the Crues had declined slightly as the side of the s broke up.
Todd was replaced with Billy Johnston in early , and he set about restructuring the squad. Under Johnston unprecedented success was to follow, with the Irish League championship trophy finding a home at Seaview in —73 , with the attacking duo of Tommy Finney and Jackie Fullerton scoring 47 goals between them.
The club also set a record of going through the whole league campaign unbeaten at home, a feat which was repeated 40 years later in the —13 season.
This led to the club's first ever participation in the European Cup , in which they faced Dinamo Bucharest and had the misfortune of setting the record for a defeat in that competition, losing 0—11 in the away leg on 3 October In the —76 season the Crues won the league for the second time, largely aided by the goalscoring of Ronnie McAteer who scored 20 league goals in 22 games.
Sandwiched in between these successes was a County Antrim Shield and Carlsberg Cup success in — The second championship triumph resulted in the never-to-be-forgotten European Cup-tie with Liverpool which saw the brave Cruemen fall to the might of Kevin Keegan and John Toshack among others at Anfield by just 0—2 through a Phil Neal penalty and a Toshack strike.
The home leg which followed was played before a crowd hanging from the rafters that would undoubtedly give the current health and safety legislators a heart attack.
However the s also saw The Troubles begin to affect Irish League football, with two incidents in particular affecting the football club.
On 21 August there were more than 1, police officers on duty for a match between Crusaders and Cliftonville, more than has ever been recorded at a football match in the United Kingdom.
Johnston had left the club in , and after a two-year spell of management by ex-player Norman Pavis, Ian Russell took charge of the club in While there was great promise shown initially during Russell's spell, with the club reaching both the County Antrim Shield and Irish Cup final in , they did not build on this and Russell left in Although performances on the pitch in the s were steady, they certainly were not spectacular and the club paid the penalty for not building on earlier successes.
Aidan Wilson. Jarlath O'Rourke. Rodney Brown. Chris Hegarty. Billy Joe Burns. Thomas Logan. Thomas Burns. Rory Hale.
Declan Caddell. Gary Thompson. Reece McGinley. Philip Lowry. James Holland. David Cushley. Paul Heatley.
James Holland J. David Cushley D. Paul Heatley P. Jordan Forsythe J. Ross Clarke R. Ben Kennedy B. Jamie McGonigle J.
Adam Lecky A. Jordan Owens J. Ben Kennedy Centre-Forward. Free transfer. Aidan Wilson Centre-Back. Thomas Burns Midfielder. Thomas Logan Midfielder.
James Holland Forward. All arrivals. Kyle Owens Centre-Back. Sean Ward Centre-Back. Howard Beverland Centre-Back.
Matthew Snoddy Central Midfield. Paul McElroy Left Winger. All departures. Jordan Owens Centre-Forward. Declan Caddell Central Midfield.
Jamie McGonigle Centre-Forward. Ross Clarke Right Winger. All goalscorers.Crrusaders only had to wait a few more minutes before they finally got the goal they had been close too so many times. A win is essential to stay with the leading pack and the team picked will certainly look to do just that. Within seconds Philip Lowry missed his second good chance of the match when he headed directly at 24.11 Feiertag from four yards. It is Match Day 2 in the new Danske Bank Premiership season and it comes no bigger than a North Belfast Derby and the chance of bragging rights for a few Fc Crusaders but Free 3d Games Download importantly three points. It also said it hoped to return to the traditional cup format in the season.