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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 3 March 2020 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Coleraine Showgrounds

Attendance: 1115

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Coleraine home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Glenavon
  •   James McLaughlin 34'
  •   Stewart Nixon 12'
  •   Conor McCloskey 75'
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Stewart Nixon celebrates opening the scoring ©INPHO/Jonathan Porter

BANNSIDERS CLOSE GAP TO FOUR POINTS

Coleraine closed the gap at the top of the table to four points with victory over Glenavon at The Showgrounds.

The Bannsiders moved in front after 12 minutes through Stewart Nixon who calmly finished past Jonathan Tuffey after being played into position by James McLaughlin.

And Nixon might have made it 2-0 midway through the first half when he controlled a high ball before volleying across the face of goal and just past the woodwork.

Coleraine did double their advantage on 34 minutes when McLaughlin turned the ball home after it fell loose from a Nixon effort which Tuffey had kept out.

After the break Colin Coates might have pulled one back for Glenavon only to send the ball just the wrong side of the back post.

But, with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining, the visitors did reduce the deficit thanks to Conor McCloskey's 20-yard free-kick past Chris Johns.

However, it wasn't enough to spark a late comeback as Coleraine held on to secure the points.

Coleraine: Johns, Kane, Mullan, Canning, Jarvis, Lowry, McLaughlin, Carson, Glackin, Traynor, Nixon subs Gallagher (not used), Douglas (not used), Bradley (replaced McLaughlin 78), McConaghie (not used), O'Donnell (not used), Fitzpatrick (replaced Jarvis 70), Allen (replaced Glackin 58)

Glenavon: Tuffey, Larmour, Doyle, Harmon, Purkis, McCloskey, Snoddy, Singleton, Jenkins, Davidson, Coates subs Burns (not used), Byrne (not used), Moorhouse (replaced Davidson 67), Beggs (not used), Garrett (replaced Larmour 46), Birney (replaced Doyle 46), Farren (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Coleraine   2 - 1 Glenavon
  •  Yellow Card

    Colin Coates

    Glenavon

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Coleraine

    78'
  • GOAL

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Josh Carson

    Coleraine

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Jarvis

    Coleraine

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Coleraine

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan Davidson

    Glenavon

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gregory Moorhouse

    Glenavon

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dylan Davidson

    Glenavon

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Glackin

    Coleraine

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Larmour

    Glenavon

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Doyle

    Glenavon

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robert Garrett

    Glenavon

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    46'
  • GOAL

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    34'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andrew Doyle

    Glenavon

    21'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Glackin

    Coleraine

    20'
  • GOAL

    Stewart Nixon

    Coleraine

    12'

Coleraine

  • Chris Johns
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Adam Mullan
  • Aaron Canning
  • Aaron Jarvis red substitution 70'
  • Stephen Lowry
  • James McLaughlin red substitution 78' 34'
  • Josh Carson 74'
  • Jamie Glackin 20' red substitution 58'
  • Aaron Traynor
  • Stewart Nixon 12'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Steven Douglas
  • Eoin Bradley green substitution 78'
  • Gareth McConaghie
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick green substitution 70'
  • Curtis Allen green substitution 58'

Glenavon

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Daniel Larmour red substitution 46'
  • Andrew Doyle 21' red substitution 46'
  • Aaron Harmon
  • Daniel Purkis
  • Conor McCloskey 68' 75'
  • Matthew Snoddy
  • James Singleton
  • Jordan Jenkins
  • Dylan Davidson 63' red substitution 67'
  • Colin Coates 84'

Substitutes

  • Patrick Burns
  • Conan Byrne
  • Gregory Moorhouse green substitution 67'
  • Kyle Beggs
  • Robert Garrett green substitution 46'
  • Calum Birney 53' green substitution 46'
  • Cathal Farren

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