Causeway Chronicle

๐‚๐ซ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‘๐จ๐š๐

๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐‚๐ซ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐ƒ๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐‚๐ž๐ฅ๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ. 2

Coleraine Crusaders travelled to Cahore Road, Draperstown, hoping to keep their 100% league record intact.

The Crues raced into a three goal lead in the opening 11 minutes, Jamie Baxter beating a home defender and chipping the goalkeeper to open the scoring.

Moments later the same player was on target again. Baxter latching onto a through ball, showing great skill to beat Draperstown opposition and cooly slotting home his second in quick succession.

Crusaders kept the pressure on and with only 11 minutes on the clock Baxter bagged his hat-trick! John Quinn bursting down the right and his pinpoint cross expertly headed home by Baxter to make it 3-0.

Draperstown had their own chances in the first half, hitting the woodwork twice and a real physical battle started to commence which both teams relished.

In the second half, the Crues still had some work to do and fought hard for the fourth goal to kill the game and deter any hope of a comeback. Draperstown were a threat at corners and pulled one back on 51 minutes, Anton Kelly stabbing home the loose ball.

The home side kept the pressure on in search for a second while the Crues pushed for their fourth that they hoped would kill the game. A goal did come on 75 minutes but for the home side to make it 3-2.

Draperstown felt they could rescue this game, and had a shot cleared off the line at one end and Crues Steffan Boyd had a shot cleared off the line at the other.

Both teams had a few more chances but the Crues dug deep, defended well to take all three points down the road.

๐†๐จ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ: ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ž ๐๐š๐ฑ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ

๐๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก: ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ž ๐๐š๐ฑ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ

๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‚๐ฅ๐ฎ๐› ๐’๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ž๐ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ

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