Hot Heatley heads the holders into final - Larne lose, but win new admirer in Baxter

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Crues boss Stephen Baxter.

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Holders Crusaders are back in the final of the Toals County Antrim Shield after a 1-0 win against Larne at Seaview on Tuesday night.

The only goal of the semi-final was a second-half header by Paul Heatley.

Boss Stephen Baxter's delighted to see him return to top form following a slow start to the season by his high standards...

The Crues were worthy winners, but Championship leaders Larne fought all the way.

Baxter says he's impressed by the Red and White revolution at Inver Park...




The other scheduled Shield semi-final between Ballymena and Linfield was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at the Showgrounds.

Meanwhile, a youthful Coleraine lost 5-0 against Limavady in the Eventsec North West Cup semi-finals while Institute beat Ballinamallard 2-0.

Larne remain 13 points clear at the top of the Championship after Portadown beat second-placed Dundela 3-2 at Wilgar Park.












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