Watch: Referee reverses red card decision in bizarre clash between Crusaders and Linfield
And a round-up of the Bet McLean Cup quarter-finals
The most talked-about moment of the Bet McLean League Cup quarter-finals was a bizarre dismissal as Crusaders beat Linfield.
Crusaders' David Cushley was issued with a red card before referee Raymond Hetherington checked with his assistants and instead sent off Linfield's Mark Stafford.
Crusaders were leading 1-0 at the time of the incident and went on to win 2-0.
Watch the incident here:
⚽️A moment of madness— BBC SPORT NI (@BBCSPORTNI) November 15, 2017
David Cushley is dismissed for Crusaders...before the referee changes his mind and shows Mark Stafford red instead♦️ pic.twitter.com/BDdzC9o9bU
Crusaders 2-0 Linfield
Crusaders made it three wins from three against Linfield this season with a 2-0 success at Seaview.
Paul Heatley profitted from good work by Jordan Owens to send the Crues into a first-half lead.
The game took a bizarre twist when David Cushley appeared to be sent off before the referee took advice from his assistants and instead issued a red card to Linfield's Mark Stafford.
Crusaders took full advantage when Gavin Whyte doubled the scores in added time, rubbing salt in Linfield's wounds.
Carrick Rangers 0-1 Cliftonville
Rory Donnelly's seventh goal in his last six matches earned Cliftonville a narrow win at Carrick Rangers.
Just after the half-hour mark, Chris Curran's cross found the in-form striker, who side-footed into the bottom corner.
Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Ballyclare Comrades
There was an astonishing finish to this game at Stangmore Park as Dungannon's former Ballinamallard duo sealed a comeback success.
Having missed an earlier penalty, the Comrades looked to have sealed a semi-final spot with an 87th minute Adam McCart goal but Johnny Lafferty's first goal for the Swifts followed seconds after.
And Dungannon weren't done there as man-of-the-moment Ryan Mayse netted an injury time winner.
Ballymena United 3-2 Ards (AET)
Tony Kane netted a 118th minute winner to send the holders into the semi-final.
Ballymena had spurned a two-goal lead as Ards rallied to send the match into extra-time.
Cathair Friel and Gary Thompson had put the hosts 2-0 up by 50 minutes but Michael Ruddy halved the deficit just four minutes later and Jonny Taylor levelled the scores shortly after the hour-mark.
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