Crewe made it four points out of six as they defeated Bourneview 3-1 at Crewe Park. Goals from Tommy Kempston, Jim Hetherington and Scotty Mulligan confirmed the Glenavy sides return to form as they begin to move up the table once more.
Crewe United 3 Bourneview 1
Crewe opened the livlier as they sought to build on their solid draw at Fivemiletown on Saturday. The scoring was opened on 19 minutes when some one touch football played Jim Hetherington in and he was able to poke the ball past the on-rushing Bourneview keeper. Bourneview did not collapse however as they continuted to battle for every ball.
Their tanacity resulted in a chance that was well saved my McAuley in the Crewe goal as he patrolled the edge of his penalty area. On 37 minutes Crewe again scored, this time a low rasping drive from Kempston found the back of the net.
It was only 2 minutes later however when the visitors pulled one back after the Bourneview midfielder cut inside and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner of the Crewe goal.
The second half started with Crewe in the ascendacy once more as they sought another goal to dampen the spirits of the Bourneview side. The goal came after 60 minutes as Scotty Mulligan dispatched a clinical free kick into the top corner and left the visitors keeper stranded.
Crewe kept the pressure on and never looked in danger of conceding again. However the Glenavy men were put under pressure in the last 5 minutes as they went down to 10 men after Chris Lawlor was injured and Crewe had used all 3 substitutes.
Overall it was a battling performance from Crewe as they continue the return to form. Next up see’s the Glenavy men travel to Banbridge to take on Seapatrick this Saturday.