Crues storm back with late, late show to retain the Shield after seven-goal thriller

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Toals County Antrim Shield winners, again - Crusaders.

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Crusaders have retained the Toals County Antrim Shield, beating Linfield in a dramatic final at Seaview on Tuesday night.

The Crues recovered from 3-1 down at half-time to win it 4-3 thanks to a stunning double in the dying minutes - Jordan Forsythe equalising before man of the match David Cushley headed in a stoppage time winner. 

It was his second goal of the game and he says the big comeback was always on in the storm ...



Crues captain Colin Coates scored at both ends, including a bizarre own goal.

Meanwhile, Linfield manager David Healy says the Blues will now redouble their efforts to win the league.

They're currently top, six points clear of Ballymena who have a game in hand.

Healy admits the Shield final defeat hurt...

Crusaders keeper Sean O'Neill says if Linfield do take their Premiership crown the Shore Road men will be determined to claim it back ...


Danske Bank Premiership 

Friday, 7.45pm - 
Newry City vs Coleraine

Saturday, 3pm - 
Ards vs Warrenpoint Town 
Ballymena United vs Glentoran 
Crusaders vs Cliftonville 
Glenavon vs Dungannon Swifts 
Linfield vs Institute 









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