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MATCHDAY LIVE: Crusaders V Swinton

Welcome to matchday live as we host Swinton Lions in the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay. Here you'll be able to keep up-to-date with the match.

Match Updates

09:05 - We're delighted to welcome Llandudno Kia as today's official match sponsors! Part of North Wales Motor Co', Llandudno Kia are also our official automotive partners for the 2024 season.

09:00 - Welcome to Matchday Live! There's plenty going on at Stadiwm CSM this afternoon, kicking off at 12pm with local band Walian Banshee performing in the fanzone! Tickets can still be purchased by clicking HERE.

13:32 - The lads are getting some pre-match photos!

14:00 - Today's team sheet to take on Swinton Lions!

14:11 - Warm ups are underway!

14:28 - Nearly time for kickoff. Come on Crusaders!

14:33 - We are Underway, let's go lads!

14:36 - Great atmosphere in Eirias Park from the Crusaders fans!

14:37 - Try Swinton, converted by Dec Patton. 0-6

14:48 - Good pressure from Swinton, but the Crusaders defence holds firm and forces a turnover. Keep going boys!

14:50 - Swinton score, Dan Abram finds himself free and gets over the line... Try converted,


14:53 - Crusaders look to hit straight back, but the ball is lost and Swinton turn it over

15:01 - Carl Forster is sent to the sin bin

15:02 - George Roby forces himself over the line for Swinton's third try of the afternoon... Converted 0-18

15:05 - Crusaders find themselves a man down, Jono Smith is sent off

15:08 - Swinton pick up the loose ball and Matty Chrimes sprints over the line for a try.... Conversion scored. 0-24

15:15 - Halftime. Crusaders 0-24 Swinton Lions

15:21 - Tough half for Crusaders against a strong Swinton side

15:28 - The second half is underway. Come on Crusaders!

15:39 - Crusaders force the Swinton attack out of play denying a certain try!

15:42 - Another try for Swinton

15:44 - Converted. 0-30

15:46 - Carl Forster almost scores a try but he drops the ball before the line

15:47 - Swinton go up the other end with pace and score again.... Conversion missed, Crusaders 0-34 Swinton

15:54 - Crusaders keep pushing to put a score on the board but the Swinton defence remains strong and they can't get through

15:56 - Crusaders score! Pat Ah Van breaks the line to power through for the try.... Owain Abel converts. Crusaders 6-34 Swinton

16:02 - Matt Reid finds himself inside the Swinton 10 but his pass is intercepted to end the set

16:03: - Another try for Swinton.... Converted. Crusaders 6- 40 Swinton

16:08: - Crusaders Try! Ben Evans dives under the post.... Abel converts. Crusaders 12-40 Swinton

16:09: - Full Time: Crusaders 12-40 Swinton Lions. Thank you for your support this afternoon


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