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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 (not used), Donnelly (replaced Hale 59), Scott (not used), Wade Slater (not used), Hughes (replaced A. Mitchell 46), Jarvis (not used), McMurray (replaced Randall 46)
 
Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Canning, Jarvis, Lowry, McLaughlin, McConaghie, O'Donnell, Glackin, Traynor, Nixon subs Gallagher (not used), Bradley (replaced McLaughlin 75), Carson (replaced Jarvis 75), Wilson (not used), Parkhill (replaced Nixon 85), Allen (not used), Beverland (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   1 - 2 Coleraine
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stewart Nixon

    Coleraine

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ian Parkhill

    Coleraine

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Jarvis

    Coleraine

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Coleraine

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Carson

    Coleraine

    75'
  • GOAL

    Albert Watson

    Larne

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stewart Nixon

    Coleraine

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joshua Robinson

    Larne

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Martin Donnelly

    Larne

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jeff Hughes

    Larne

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Larne

    46'
  • GOAL

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    11'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Stephen Lowry

    Coleraine

    6'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    4'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Graham Kelly
  • Albert Watson 74'
  • Joshua Robinson 68'
  • John Herron
  • Fuad Sule
  • Mark Randall red substitution 46'
  • Ronan Hale red substitution 59'
  • David McDaid
  • Andy Mitchell 4' red substitution 46'
  • Tomas Cosgrove

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Martin Donnelly green substitution 59'
  • Andy Scott
  • Luke Wade-Slater
  • Jeff Hughes green substitution 46'
  • Dean Jarvis
  • Jonathan McMurray green substitution 46'

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Aaron Canning
  • Aaron Jarvis red substitution 75'
  • Stephen Lowry 6'
  • James McLaughlin red substitution 75' 11'
  • Gareth McConaghie
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Aaron Traynor
  • Stewart Nixon 71' red substitution 85'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Eoin Bradley green substitution 75'
  • Josh Carson green substitution 75'
  • Ronan Wilson
  • Ian Parkhill green substitution 85'
  • Curtis Allen
  • Howard Beverland

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