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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 14 September 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 2225

Referee: Tim Marshall

Ballymena United home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Coleraine
  •   Scot Whiteside 45'
  •   James McLaughlin 13'
football
Ryan Harpur and Aaron Jarvis in action ©Declan Roughan/INPHO

SHOWGROUNDS DERBY ENDS IN STALEMATE

In the end Ballymena United and Coleraine shared the points from this first derby of the season on Warden Street.

Coleraine moved in front on 13 minutes when Eoin Bradley turned a throw-in from the left towards goal with the ball eventually falling for James McLaughlin who, unmarked, pounced at the back post.

However, McLaughlin's luck changed midway through the first half when, from an Aaron Jarvis lay-off, he turned to fire wide before, moments later, going off injured with a suspected hamstring injury after receiving the ball from Eoin Bradley.

And Coleraine suffered another blow on 37 minutes when skipper Stephen O'Donnell was dismissed for collecting his second caution of the game for a high boot.

The Sky Blues then levelled on the stroke of half-time through former Coleraine man Scot Whiteside who found the net with a header from Andy McGrory's delivery.

After the break Bradley might have restored Coleraine's lead only to fire straight at Ross Glendinning after finding himself through on goal while, at the other end, McGrory saw a free-kick tipped over by Chris Johns.

Johns was then called into action again to deny Ryan Mayse from close range before, a minute after that, Aaron Burns squandered a glorious close range chance.

Indeed, David Jeffrey's side will rue another missed opportunity right at the end after Aaron Canning let Cathair Friel in with a poor backpass but the United striker could only fire wide with the goal at his mercy.

The Bannsiders ended the game with nine men when, in stoppage time, Adam Mullan was shown a second yellow for bringing down Ross Lavery when clean through on goal.

Ballymena United: Glendinning, Whiteside, Harpur, Friel, McCullough, Carville, McGrory, Balmer, Ervin, Millar, Aaron Burns subs Williamson (not used), Kane (not used), Mayse (replaced Balmer 46), McGinty (replaced Carville 62), Kelly (not used), Brown (not used), Lavery (replaced Burns 75)

Coleraine: Johns, Mullan, Canning, Jarvis, Doherty, Lowry, McLaughlin, Bradley, McConaghie, O'Donnell, Parkhill subs Gallagher (not used), Douglas (not used), Carson (replaced Maciulaitis 65), Glackin (replaced Parkhill 80), Gawne (not used), McGuckin (not used), Maciulaitis (replaced McLaughlin 29)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   1 - 1 Coleraine
  •  Red Card

    Adam Mullan

    Coleraine

    90+2'
  •  Yellow Card

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    9'
  •  Yellow Card

    Eoin Bradley

    Coleraine

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ian Parkhill

    Coleraine

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Glackin

    Coleraine

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Burns

    Ballymena United

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Lavery

    Ballymena United

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ben Doherty

    Coleraine

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Carson

    Coleraine

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Nedas Maciulaitis

    Annagh United

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shane McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kofi Balmer

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Ballinamallard United

    46'
  • GOAL

    Scot Whiteside

    Ballymena United

    45'
  •  Red Card

    Stephen O'Donnell

    Coleraine

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Canning

    Coleraine

    35'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Burns

    Ballymena United

    33'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Harpur

    Ballymena United

    32'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    29'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nedas Maciulaitis

    Annagh United

    29'
  • GOAL

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    13'

Ballymena United

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Scot Whiteside 45'
  • Ryan Harpur 32'
  • Cathair Friel
  • Steven McCullough
  • Declan Carville 9' red substitution 62'
  • Andrew McGrory
  • Kofi Balmer red substitution 46'
  • Jim Ervin
  • Leroy Millar
  • Aaron Burns 33' red substitution 75'

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Tony Kane
  • Ryan Mayse green substitution 46'
  • Shane McGinty green substitution 62'
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Ross Lavery green substitution 75'
  • Leo Brown

Coleraine

  • Chris Johns
  • Adam Mullan 90+2'
  • Aaron Canning 35'
  • Aaron Jarvis
  • Ben Doherty 70'
  • Stephen Lowry
  • James McLaughlin red substitution 29' 13'
  • Eoin Bradley 83'
  • Gareth McConaghie
  • Stephen O'Donnell 37'
  • Ian Parkhill red substitution 80'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Steven Douglas
  • Josh Carson green substitution 65'
  • Jamie Glackin green substitution 80'
  • Alex Gawne
  • Emmett McGuckin
  • Nedas Maciulaitis green substitution 29' red substitution 65'

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