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STEPHEN BAXTER NAMED MANAGER OF THE MONTH FOR NOVEMBER
Stephen Baxter was today named as BT Sport sponsored NIFWA November Manger of the Month. It is Stephens second award in this category in as many months.
Collecting his award Stephen said "I will never get tired of them, it is a very great privilege and honour"
Well done Stephen from everyone at the Club. We know it is a team effort but it is also nice for you to be recognised. Here's to Decembers!!!!
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT SEAVIEW...OPENING TIMES
With Christmas fast approaching it's a must for all Crusaders supporters to have the latest gear in their Christmas stockings come 25th December.
The Club Shop at Seaview is bursting with Christmas goodies such as Home and Away Tops, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Coats, Hats, Scarves, Beanies are just a few of the Macron sponsored gear you can get so come down shop around and make your Crusaders supporting friend or relative very happy indeed!!
Unfortunately we do not have an online shop up and running due to circumstances but if you email email@example.com with your request we will get back to you to arrange something with you.
So come down or get in touch to avoid disappointment.
CRUSADERS MARCH ON AGAINST PLUCKY DUNGANNON
Crusaders tonight stay top of the Danske Bank Premiership table after a 1-0 win away to Dungannon Swifts but it certainly was not easy as the Swifts fought hard and pushed Crusaders to the limit.
It certainly was not a classic match as both sets of strikers had an "off day" and the battle in midfield left little to shout about. It was pretty much evens throughout the first half and chances where few and far between. Paul Heatley was again in top form and he caused a lot of problems every time he ran at the Swifts defence. Jordan Owens could have done better with a shot when through and was also close with a few headers. The half brightened up in the 40th minute when Crusaders scored. Sean O'Neill kicked the ball downfield and it landed at the feet of Paul Heatley after Fra Brennan missed the ball. Heatley then ran goalwards, cut inside and unleashed a shot low in to corner of the net to put Crusaders ahead. Dungannon Swifts tried to hit back quickly but the half ended 1-0 to Crusaders.
The second half saw Dungannon Swifts really come at Crusaders and the defence had to work very hard to keep an equaliser happening. A free kick just outside the box saw Sean O'Neill save brilliantly as he tipped the ball over. Gary McCutcheon put himself into several good positions but the goal just did not come. Timmy Adamson missed a great chance and Paul Heatley just kept torturing the defence. Dungannon Swifts kept pushing forward but Crusaders defence stayed strong and the back four where all in superb form. As the game drew to a close Matt Hazley nearly equalised but his header somehow was put wide giving Crusaders a big let off. Seconds later the ref blew the whistle and Crusaders had won.
So still top of the league and the run continues to 22 unbeaten in all competitions. Next up Glentoran at Seaview next Saturday.
CHRISTMAS DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT IN "THE CRUES" ON 14TH DECEMBER
It's Christmas and what better way to enjoy it than having a night with the "Crusaders Family" Saturday 14th December has been set aside for the Christmas Party of the festive season and not only is there dinner but pure comedy gold and also a disco.
You can enjoy the night in one of two ways...
£20 will get you a two course meal, an audience with John "Spittin" McBlain and then a chance to dance the night away in the disco that follows.
Alternatively for £10 you can come in after the meal to see John McBlain and to the disco. Entrance will be after 9pm for this part of the evening.
To book either ticket get in touch with Phil Melville on 07967459738 or David Johnston on 07711716556. Again speak to anyone from Crusaders Fans Project at the match or go to their Facebook Page.
Book now to avoid disappointment. It will be a super night!!
Pics courtesy of Jackie Henry & Hammy McClements