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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 26 January 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Shane Andrews

Larne home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Coleraine
  •   Albert Watson 74'
  •   Stephen Lowry 6' (pen)
  •   James McLaughlin 11'
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Stephen Lowry and Johnny McMurray in action ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

BANNSIDERS CLOCK UP FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN

Coleraine made it five wins on the bounce with victory over title chasing Larne at Inver Park.
 
The Bannsiders moved in front as early as the sixth minute. Referee Shane Andrews pointed to the spot after ruling that Ronan Hale had pushed Stewart Nixon with Stephen Lowry duly stepping up to convert the subsequent penalty.
 
The visitors doubled their advantage just five minutes later. A poor pass from Fuad Sule left Albert Watson exposed, and dispossessed by James McLaughlin who comfortably knocked the ball beyond Conor Devlin.
 
In between the goals Larne had a chance with a John Herron header but it failed to trouble Gareth Deane.
 
As the first half progressed Larne did look the more likely to score with Tomas Cosgrove going close and then Davy McDaid finding the net only to see it ruled out offside while, right at the end, McDaid fired over after being played in by Mark Randall.
 
After the break substitute Johnny McMurray had two chances to bring Larne back into the game. He met a Martin Donnelly cross from the left but couldn't keep his header down before seeing another strike well saved at full stretch by Deane.
 
However, with just over a quarter-of-an-hour to go, Larne did pull one back through Watson who met a corner to send a thumping header into the net.
 
Then, on 81 minutes, McMurray came even closer to finding the net with an acrobatic effort from the edge of the box only for the ball to come crashing back off the crossbar.
 
Jeff Hughes then sent an effort wide as time ran out, but Coleraine held on to claim the points.
 
Larne: Devlin, Kelly, Watson, Robinson, Herron, Sule, Randall, Hale, McDaid, A. Mitchell, Cosgrove subs C. Mitchell, Donnelly, Scott, Wade Slater, Hughes, Jarvis, McMurray
 
Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Canning, Jarvis, Lowry, McLaughlin, McConaghie, O'Donnell, Glackin, Traynor, Nixon subs Gallagher, Bradley, Carson, Wilson, Parkhill, Allen, Beverland

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   1 - 2 Coleraine
  • GOAL

    Albert Watson

    Larne

    74'
  • GOAL

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    11'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Stephen Lowry

    Coleraine

    6'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Graham Kelly
  • Albert Watson 74'
  • Joshua Robinson
  • John Herron
  • Fuad Sule
  • Mark Randall
  • Ronan Hale
  • David McDaid
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Tomas Cosgrove

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Martin Donnelly
  • Andy Scott
  • Luke Wade-Slater
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Dean Jarvis
  • Jonathan McMurray

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Aaron Canning
  • Aaron Jarvis
  • Stephen Lowry 6'
  • James McLaughlin 11'
  • Gareth McConaghie
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Aaron Traynor
  • Stewart Nixon

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Eoin Bradley
  • Josh Carson
  • Ronan Wilson
  • Ian Parkhill
  • Curtis Allen
  • Howard Beverland

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