Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Venue: Coleraine Showgrounds

Attendance: 2034

Referee: Ian McNabb

Coleraine home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Linfield
  •   Stephen Lowry
  •   Josh Carson
  •   James McLaughlin
  •   Joel Cooper
  •   Shayne Lavery
  •   Bastien Hery
  •   Andrew Waterworth
  •   Matthew Shevlin
  •   Jordan Stewart
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Bastien Hery and Stephen Lowry in action ©INPHO/Matt Mackey)

BANNSIDERS LAY DOWN TITLE MARKER

Coleraine laid down a huge marker in the title race with victory over defending champions Linfield at The Showgrounds to stay top of the table a point clear of the chasing pack.

The Bannsiders started brightly, creating early opportunities through Aaron Traynor and Ben Doherty but on both occasions Linfield keeper Rohan Ferguson dealt with the danger.

The chances continued when Traynor had a go from around 30 yards only for the ball to go inches over before Doherty came close with a volley inside the box.

However Linfield came closest to breaking the deadlock on 19 minutes through Bastien Hery but his 25-yard effort could only smash against an upright.

Coleraine threatened again through Eoin Bradley and Traynor's follow up before the game went into a bit of lull for the remainder of the first half although Josh Carson came close just before the break from distance but the ball fizzed past the right post.

There was a scare for the Blues seven minutes into the second half when Ferguson lost the ball to Bradley but the Linfield keeper redeemed himself by blocking the close range follow up.

At the other end Kirk Millar was let down by a poor touch as Linfield began to look a better proposition as the game progressed.

But what proved to be the only goal of the game came seven minutes from time when Jamie Glackin's corner from the left was flicked on by Aaron Canning before coming off Linfield defender Mark Stafford into his own net.

Linfield had a stoppage time chance to salvage a point when Stephen Fallon crossed for Jimmy Callacher but his header went over.

Coleraine: Johns, Kane, Mullan, Canning, Jarvis, B. Doherty, Lowry, Bradley, Carson, Glackin, Traynor subs Gallagher (not used), Douglas (not used), McLaughlin (replaced Carson 62), McConaghie (not used), Parkhill (not used), McGuckin (not used), Maciulaitis (not used)

Linfield: Ferguson, Stafford, Callacher, Cooper, Millar, Lavery, Hery, Fallon, Mulgrew, McGivern, Quinn subs Deane (not used), Larkin (not used), Waterworth (replaced Lavery 80), Shevlin (replaced Hery 82), Stewart (replaced Cooper 78), Clarke (not used), Mitchell (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Coleraine   1 - 0 Linfield
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Bastien Hery

    Linfield

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Linfield

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Bastien Hery

    Linfield

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Lowry

    Coleraine

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Carson

    Coleraine

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    62'

Coleraine

  • Chris Johns
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Adam Mullan
  • Aaron Canning
  • Aaron Jarvis
  • Ben Doherty
  • Stephen Lowry 68
  • Eoin Bradley
  • Josh Carson red subsititutions  62
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Aaron Traynor

Substitutions

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Steven Douglas
  • James McLaughlin green subsititutions  62
  • Gareth McConaghie
  • Ian Parkhill
  • Emmett McGuckin
  • Nedas Maciulaitis

Linfield

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Mark Stafford
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Joel Cooper red subsititutions  78
  • Kirk Millar
  • Shayne Lavery red subsititutions  80
  • Stephen Fallon
  • Bastien Hery 80 red subsititutions  82
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Niall Quinn

Substitutions

  • Gareth Deane
  • Ross Larkin
  • Andrew Waterworth green subsititutions  80
  • Matthew Shevlin green subsititutions  82
  • Jordan Stewart green subsititutions  78
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Andy Mitchell

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