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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 14 November 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Coleraine Showgrounds

Attendance: 450

Referee: Tony Clarke

Coleraine home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Linfield
  •   Andrew Waterworth 32'
  •   Jordan Stewart 48'
football
Jordan Stewart and Josh Carson tussle for possession ©PressEye

WATERWORTH AND STEWART BAG POINTS FOR BLUES

Linfield continued their winning start to their title defence with a two-goal away win over last season's runners-up Coleraine.
 
Despite plenty of endeavour from both sides during the opening exchanges there were few clear cut opportunities created, although Coleraine's Gareth Deane was certainly the busier of the two keepers.
 
However, with just over half-an-hour gone, Linfield found a way through after Niall Quinn made the most of a defensive mistake by Lyndon Kane to tee up Andrew Waterworth to tuck the ball home from close range.
 
Waterworth had the ball in the net again just before the break, also from a Quinn delivery, but this was ruled out offside.
 
Linfield did double their advantage just three minutes into the second half. Jordan Stewart did well to collect a loose ball and to hold off a Josh Carson challenge to send a low left-foot finish past Deane into the bottom corner.
 
Coleraine might have pulled one back soon after only for Ben Doherty to send an angled volley over the bar from Eoin Bradley's cross.
 
But Linfield's hold on the game was nearly really threatened, and they might have extended their lead with around a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when Stephen Fallon produced a good block from Deane and then a diving save to keep out a 25-yard drive not long after that.

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Douglas, Jarvis, Doherty, Lowry, Bradley, Carson, O'Donnell, Glackin, Nixon subs Gallagher (not used), Wilson (replaced Bradley 76), Parkhill (replaced Jarvis 65), Traynor (not used), Allen (replaced Nixon 57)
 
Linfield: Johns, Haughey, Callacher, Waterworth, Stewart, Millar, Clarke, McClean, Fallon, Pepper, Quinn subs Walsh (not used), Shevlin (not used), Manzinga (replaced Waterworth 90+2), Nasseri (not used), Kearns (not used), Doyle (not used), McGivern (replaced Fallon 84)

  • FULL TIME
    Coleraine   0 - 2 Linfield
  •  Yellow Card

    Ronan Wilson

    Coleraine

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Christy Manzinga

    Linfield

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan McGivern

    Linfield

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Coleraine

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    Coleraine

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Jarvis

    Coleraine

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ian Parkhill

    Coleraine

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stewart Nixon

    Coleraine

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    57'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    48'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    32'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor Pepper

    Linfield

    31'

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Steven Douglas
  • Aaron Jarvis red substitution 65'
  • Ben Doherty
  • Stephen Lowry
  • Eoin Bradley red substitution 76'
  • Josh Carson
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Stewart Nixon red substitution 57'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Ronan Wilson 90+3' green substitution 76'
  • Ian Parkhill green substitution 65'
  • Aaron Traynor
  • Curtis Allen green substitution 57'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Mark Haughey
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Andrew Waterworth red substitution 90+2' 32'
  • Kirk Millar
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Jordan Stewart 69' 48'
  • Kyle McClean
  • Stephen Fallon red substitution 84'
  • Conor Pepper 31'
  • Niall Quinn

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Matthew Shevlin
  • Christy Manzinga green substitution 90+2'
  • Navid Nasseri
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Brandon Doyle
  • Ryan McGivern green substitution 84'

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