Irish Cup semi-final Matchday Guide: Larne v Crusaders

May 17, 2021 | Archive

The Invermen are seeking to reach their first Irish Cup final since 2005, as they face Stephen Baxter’s Crusaders in a 4pm kick-off at Mourneview Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Tickets and Entry

For what will hopefully be the final time, Tuesday’s semi-final game will be played behind closed doors. However, supporters will be able to watch the game live with all information included below.

Watch from Home

BBC Two Northern Ireland will be providing live coverage of Tuesday’s semi final with the programme starting at 3:40pm.

The Opposition

Crusaders come into Tuesday’s semi final on the back of a narrow one nil defeat to Coleraine on Saturday past. Their route to the semi final has included victories over Coleraine, Knockbreda and Glentoran and they will be looking to reach the final for the first time since they won the competition back in 2019.

The Inver Reds

Tiernan Lynch’s men are on a hot run of form having won their last five games on the bounce and will be high on confidence after Saturday’s last-minute victory over Linfield. Conor Devlin will miss out due to injury and Graham Kelly remains side-lined.

Last Time Out

The Invermen came out on top the last time these sides met just a few weeks ago. The Reds went behind late on in the first half, however an excellent second half performance –  with goals from Jonathan McMurray, Ronan Hale and Dylan Mottley Henry – secured all three points as Larne ran out 3-1 winners at Seaview.

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