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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 13 August 2019 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: The Oval

Attendance: 2497

Referee: Lee Tavinder

Glentoran home-team
2 FT 2
away-team Coleraine
  •   Hrvoje Plum 78'
  •   Paul O'Neill 83'
  •   Aaron Canning 62'
  •   Eoin Bradley 50p'
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Paul O'Neill levelled for Glentoran with seven minutes to go ©Matt Mackey/INPHO

GLENS FIGHT BACK TO EARN OVAL POINT

Glentoran fought back from two goals down to earn a point from Coleraine's visit to The Oval.

The Bannsiders made the better start to the game with Eoin Bradley going closest with a lob just wide of the target while James McLaughlin saw a header well saved by Marijan Antolovic.

Despite this, it was Glentoran's Darren Murray who almost opened the scoring on 17 minutes with a header against the base of an upright from an inswinging corner.

It was a rare opening for the hosts and came after Coleraine went close again when Jamie Glackin's six-yard strike blocked was by the home defence.

Glentoran had further chances later in the first half through John Herron and Hrvoje Plum but the deadlock was finally broken five minutes after the restart when Ross Redman brought Bradley down inside the box with the Coleraine man duly stepping up to convert from the spot.

Then, just after the hour, Aaron Canning made it 2-0 to Coleraine after rising highest to connect with Ben Doherty's corner and nodding beyond Antolovic.

Glentoran were handed some hope midway through the second half when Coleraine were reduced to ten men after McLaughlin's dismissal for a challenge on Patrick McClean, his second caution of the game.

It took Michael McDermott's side seven minutes to take advantage when Plum fired into the top left corner from a free-kick.

And four minutes later they got back on level terms through substitute Paul O'Neill who poked the ball over the line from close range.

Indeed, O'Neill almost grabbed the winner right at the end after working his way into space before firing across the face of goal and just wide.

Glentoran: Antolovic, Peers, Herron, Murray, McDaid, McClean, Byrne, Crowe, Redman, Plum, Smith subs Morris (not used), Birney (not used), Frazer (not used), Allen (replaced Byrne 71), Gordon (not used), van Overbeek (replaced Redman 66), O'Neill (replaced Smith 75)

Coleraine: Johns, Mullan, Canning, B. Doherty, Lowry, McLaughlin, Bradley, Carson, McConaghie, O'Donnell, Glackin subs M. Doherty (not used), Kane (not used), Douglas (not used), Burns (not used), Gawne (replaced Bradley 90), Shiels (not used), McGuckin (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   2 - 2 Coleraine
  • GOAL

    Eoin Bradley

    Coleraine

    50p'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Coleraine

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    90'
  • GOAL

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    83'
  • GOAL

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Malachy Smith

    Glentoran

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Byrne

    Unregistered Players

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    71'
  •  Red Card

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Redman

    Ballymena United

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Elvio van Overbeek

    Unregistered Players

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen O'Donnell

    Coleraine

    63'
  • GOAL

    Aaron Canning

    Coleraine

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ben Doherty

    Coleraine

    44'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Glackin

    Coleraine

    35'

Glentoran

  • Marijan Antolović
  • Gavin Peers
  • John Herron
  • Darren Murray
  • Robbie McDaid
  • Patrick McClean
  • Thomas Byrne red substitution 71'
  • Joe Crowe
  • Ross Redman red substitution 66'
  • Hrvoje Plum 78'
  • Malachy Smith red substitution 75'

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • Calum Birney
  • Jonathan Frazer
  • Curtis Allen green substitution 71'
  • Elvio van Overbeek green substitution 66'
  • Steven Gordon
  • Paul O'Neill green substitution 75' 83'

Coleraine

  • Chris Johns
  • Adam Mullan
  • Aaron Canning 62'
  • Ben Doherty 44'
  • Stephen Lowry
  • James McLaughlin 71'
  • Eoin Bradley red substitution 90' 50p'
  • Josh Carson
  • Gareth McConaghie
  • Stephen O'Donnell 63'
  • Jamie Glackin 35'

Substitutes

  • Lyndon Kane
  • Steven Douglas
  • Aaron Burns
  • Alex Gawne green substitution 90'
  • Dean Shiels
  • Emmett McGuckin
  • Michael Doherty

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