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Aaron Stewart (10)

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Curtis Allen ( 6)
Leon Knight (21)
Curtis Allen (62)
Leon Knight (66)
David Scullion (88)

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Leon Knight scored twice for Coleraine (Picture: Lorcan Doherty/PressEye.com)

BALLYMENA UNITED 1-5 COLERAINE

CURTIS Allen opened the scoring for Coleraine as early as the sixth minute when a throw-in from the left was allowed to drift across the face of goal for the former Linfield man to beat debutant 'keeper Wayne Drummond.

But United levelled just four minutes later through Aaron Stewart after he got a head to an Alan Teggart corner.

The Bannsiders regained the lead on 21 minutes, however, when Shane Jennings touched on an Allen cross for Leon Knight to finish.

Allen made it 3-1 on 62 minutes when he deflected a Johnny Black effort from a Stephen Lowry cross beyond Drummond before Knight added a fourth four minutes after that with a sensational finish after substitute Ryan McIlmoyle played the ball over the top of the defence.

The rout was completed two minutes from time when Darren McCauley passed for David Scullion to beat the offside trap for number five.

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Attendance: 1758

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