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Holders Crusaders are back in the final of the Toals County Antrim Shield after a 1-0 win against Larne at Seaview on Tuesday night.
The only goal of the semi-final was a second-half header by Paul Heatley.
Boss Stephen Baxter's delighted to see him return to top form following a slow start to the season by his high standards...
The Crues were worthy winners, but Championship leaders Larne fought all the way.
Baxter says he's impressed by the Red and White revolution at Inver Park...
.@CrusadersFC cruising along very nicely, thank you. Shield final, cup semi, looking good in league. Not bad for a team written off by some a few weeks ago! Boss Baxter’s a happy man “ultra-pleased” in fact after tonight’s @ToalsBookmakers @CoAntrimFA success v battling @larnefc pic.twitter.com/PWKgWCCAJs— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 27, 2018
Sign of the times...high-flying @larnefc “hugely disappointed” to miss out on Shield final after narrow defeat v holders/league champs @CrusadersFC ... But manager @TiernanLynch “super-proud” of his players. More from both camps on air am. @ToalsBookmakers @CoAntrimFA pic.twitter.com/GnRkAUKTr9— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 27, 2018
What support we had tonight. Thank you to each one who travelled. #WeAreLarne pic.twitter.com/J4NZxtsFaV— Larne Football Club (@larnefc) November 27, 2018
The other scheduled Shield semi-final between Ballymena and Linfield was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at the Showgrounds.
Meanwhile, a youthful Coleraine lost 5-0 against Limavady in the Eventsec North West Cup semi-finals while Institute beat Ballinamallard 2-0.
Larne remain 13 points clear at the top of the Championship after Portadown beat second-placed Dundela 3-2 at Wilgar Park.
The updated Bluefin Sport Championship table following our 3-2 win over Dundela this evening (27 Nov) pic.twitter.com/oggGln41uH— Portadown Football Club (@Portadownfc) November 27, 2018