FIVE STAR BANNSIDERS ON FIRE AT STANGMORE
Coleraine swept to a comprehensive five-goal victory over Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park.
Both sides struck the woodwork in the first quarter of the game with Joe McCready turning an effort against an upright while Eoin Bradley sent a free-kick onto the crossbar.
The Bannsiders moved in front midway through the first half courtesy of a Stephen Lowry header after Lyndon Kane had sent the ball into the box from the right side.
Bradley doubled Coleraine's lead on the stroke of half-time with a close range finish after Conor McKendry had cut the ball back.
It got worse for the Swifts five minutes after the break when Matthew Shevlin added a third after Bradley had picked him out in front of goal.
Dungannon were awarded a penalty around the hour mark following a Kane challenge on Michael Glynn but Coleraine keeper did well to turn away McCready's subsequent spot-kick.
Then, six minutes after that, Jamie Glackin added a fourth with a fine individual effort after making the most of a mix-up in the home defence.
And the scoring was completed on 71 minutes when substitutes Ronan Wilson and Curtis Allen combined for the former to stroke home Coleraine's fifth of the afternoon.
Dungannon Swifts: Moore, Glynn, Cowan, Mayse, McCready, Smyth, Campbell, McGinty, McBrien, Devlin, McGee subs Quinn (not used), Knowles (replaced Mayse 74), McAleer (replaced Smyth 74), Gallagher (replaced McCready 74), Glenny (not used), Conway (replaced McGinty 56), Convie (replaced Devlin 65)
Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Brown, McKendry, Lowry, Bradley, Carson, O'Donnell, Glackin, Traynor, Shevlin subs Gallagher (not used), Mullan (not used), Jarvis (replaced Lowry 85), Wilson (replaced McKendry 66), Allen (replaced Bradley 66), Kelly (replaced Shevlin 77), Friel (replaced Glackin 85)