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Summary

  1. Crusaders 1-3 Linfield (result)
  2. Cameron Stewart (3), Mark Stafford (11)
  3. Paul Heatley of Crusaders sent off
  4. Jordan Owens 34th-minute header for Crues
  5. Lowry penalty makes it 3-1 on 79 mins

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All times stated are UK

  1. "Hopefully this is the first of many"

    Linfield manager David Healy

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    Video caption: Linfield manager David Healy
  2. Result: Crusaders 1-3 Linfield

  3. Crusaders 1-3 Linfield

    Stephen Lowry penalty for the Blues

    It looks like Linfield's Shield now as Stephen Lowry slots home a penalty after Howard Beverland's foul on Andrew Waterworth.

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    Video caption: Stephen Lowry makes it 3-1 from the penalty spot
  4. Crusaders 1-2 Linfield

    Jordan Owens heads in

    The 10 men of Crusaders could make a game of this yet. Striker Jordan Owens scores with a header from David Cushley's delivery in the 34th minute.

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    Video caption: Jordan Owens heads home for Crusaders
  5. Crusaders down to 10 men

    Paul Heatley is sent off

    Things are going from bad to worse for league champions Crusaders as winger Paul Heatley gets a straight red hard for appearing to hit out at Linfield's Mark Stafford. There was a flailing arm, didn't appear much real contact, but a silly action by the Crusaders player.

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    Video caption: Paul Heatley is sent off for Crusaders
  6. Crusaders 0-2 Linfield

    Mark Stafford doubles Linfield's lead

    Another goal in what is a dream start for Linfield. This time Mark Stafford forces the ball over the line at the far post and it is looking good for former Northern Ireland striker David Healy as he seeks to land his first trophy as Blues boss.

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    Video caption: Mark Stafford doubles Linfield's lead in the County Antrim Shield
  7. Crusaders 0-1 Linfield

    Cameron Stewart

    Linfield take the lead through Cameron Stewart's fourth-minute header. The 19-year-old, who used to play for Crusaders, finds the net for a third game in a row.

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    Video caption: Cameron Stewart heads Linfield into the lead