Matchday Guide: Larne v Crusaders Saturday 14th Nov

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Tiernan Lynch’s side return to Inver Park this weekend to take on second placed Crusaders, following a difficult week involving two away games in the space of four days. Once again, the game will be streamed live through BBC Sport NI, meaning a later kick-off of 5.30pm.


Demand is high for match tickets ahead of the Saturday evening kick-off, with the Season Ticket holder priority window already underway. If tickets remain available after this, a General Sale will commence on Friday 13th, with more details to be posted on social media.

The Landmark Underwriting Main Stand, P&O Ferries McKay Stand and the Church End will all be open to supporters on Saturday night, with no away fans in attendance due to capacity restrictions. We ask that everyone attending Inver Park arrives in good time and follows the instructions of stewards as we continue to manage COVID-19 regulations under a reduced capacity.

As mentioned above, the game will be streamed live on BBC Sport NI’s website and on BBC iPlayer. Due to viewing rights, we will not be producing a stream for this game.


The Club Shop at Inver Park will be open from 4.30pm on Saturday. In advance of making the trip, you can visit for stock information, including our exclusive 1889 range, Nike merchandise and club branded miscellaneous items.


Another 36-page edition of the Match Programme will be available in the main car park at Inver Park ahead of kick-off. This week’s content includes an interview with Albert Watson, words from Tiernan Lynch and Gareth Clements, a Movember Challenge update and much more!

You can pre-order your copy here:


A Marty Donnelly shirt is up for grabs in this week’s Brighter Futures Shirt Swap! Tickets can be purchased for just £1, with our winner being announced over the PA system just before half-time.

All funds raised will go towards projects to improve the local community via our official charity, Brighter Futures.


Stephen Baxter’s Hatchetmen come into the weekend following an impressive 1-0 victory over Coleraine on Tuesday night, which saw them rise to second place, one point ahead of the Inver Reds. The Crues have won four out of five Danske Bank Premiership games thus far and will arrive at Inver Park keen to avenge the 4-0 defeat suffered in the County Antrim Shield this season.


Tiernan Lynch will be hoping to use this game as a catalyst to get back to winning ways, having drawn to Glentoran and Warrenpoint Town respectively in the last two outings. Having rotated heavily midweek, supporters will hope that a refreshed Marty Donnelly and Fuad Sule, amongst others, are in contention.

Johnny McMurray benefited from more minutes at Milltown on Tuesday night, and will hope for more of the same as he continues to build up match fitness following an extended lay-off. Conor McKendry continues to train with the squad but is unlikely to feature at the weekend. Ben Tilney remains sidelined with a muscle problem.

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