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Martin Murray (42)

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Johnny Black (70)
David Ogilby (75)

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Jason Hill and Curtis Allen contest a header (Picture: Russell Pritchard/PressEye.com)

GLENTORAN 1-2 COLERAINE

ANDREW Waterworth might have edged the Glens in front early in the first half after being played clear - only for a Coleraine defender to dispossess him at the last moment.

At the other end the Bannsiders might have taken the lead themselves only for a glancing header to hit an upright before being cleared.

Colin Nixon did have the ball in the net for the Glens on 32 minutes but referee Colin Burns ruled it out offside.

But the deadlock was broken with three minutes of the first period remaining after Martin Murray collected a Stephen Carson pass to slide the ball beyond Michael Doherty.

However, Coleraine levelled on 70 minutes thanks to a thundering 40-yard Jonny Black drive.

And they almost grabbed the lead almost from the restart only for Stephen Lowry to fire just past the near post.

Oran Kearney's side did move in front, however, with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when, from a Black corner, David Ogilby nodded past Elliott Morris.

The Glens might have levelled soon after after Black conceded a penalty for a foul on Jim O'Hanlon only for David Howland to fail to Beat Doherty while Richard Gibson's follow-up was also well saved.

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