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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 16 February 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Tony Clarke

Ballymena United home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Coleraine
  •   Lyndon Kane 62'
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Lyndon Kane celebrates scoring Coleraine's winner ©Brian Little/PressEye

KANE SECURES BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR BANNSIDERS

Coleraine stretched their unbeaten run to nine games with an away victory over derby rivals Ballymena United.
 
The Bannsiders thought they had moved in front after just nine minutes when James McLaughlin's strike took a deflection off Curtis Allen but the goal was ruled out after referee Tony Clarke adjudged that the ball went in via Allen's arm.
 
It was an otherwise quiet start to the game although there was a flurry of activity in the latter stages of the first half.
 
Conor Keeley came close for Ballymena with a header on 35 minutes but Lyndon Kane was on hand to make a goalline clearance while Gareth Deane did well to deny Shay McCartan.
 
At the other end McLaughlin sent an effort over while Josh Carson crossed for Allen but he couldn't make it count.
 
Coleraine had the ball in the net again early in the second half but, on this occasion, McLaughlin's efforts were ruled out following a foul on keeper Jordan Williamson.
 
But, just after the hour, the visitors eventually found a way through courtesy of skipper Kane with a superbly struck left-foot strike from the edge of the area.
 
Ballymena did try to salvage something from the game as the minutes ticked down albeit without any real chance of success and, indeed, ended the game with ten men when Williamson was sent-off following a reckless challenge on Stewart Nixon.

Ballymena United: Williamson, T. Kane, Redman, McElroy, McCartan, McGrory, Hume, Ervin, Keeley, Kelly, Wylie subs Glendinning (not used), Knowles (replaced Kane 82), Waide (replaced McGrory 63), Keenan (not used), Graham (not used), Beattie (not used), McCready (replaced Wylie 75)
 
Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Canning, Lowry, McLaughlin, Carson, McConaghie, Tweed, Glackin, Traynor, Allen subs Gallagher (not used), Douglas (not used), Jarvis (not used), Wilson (replaced McLaughlin 77), Nixon (replaced Allen 57), Beverland (not used), Brennan (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   0 - 1 Coleraine
  •  Yellow Card

    Stewart Nixon

    Coleraine

    90+3'
  •  Red Card

    Jordan Williamson

    Ballymena United

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Tony Kane

    Ballymena United

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Ballymena United

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    Coleraine

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Wylie

    Ballymena United

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Ballymena United

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shay McCartan

    Ballymena United

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    63'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jim Ervin

    Ballymena United

    62'
  • GOAL

    Lyndon Kane

    Coleraine

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Lowry

    Coleraine

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stewart Nixon

    Coleraine

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Glackin

    Coleraine

    29'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson 90+2'
  • Tony Kane red substitution 82'
  • Ross Redman
  • Paul McElroy
  • Shay McCartan 67'
  • Andrew McGrory red substitution 63'
  • Trai Hume
  • Jim Ervin 62'
  • Conor Keeley
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Ben Wylie red substitution 75'

Substitutes

  • Ross Glendinning
  • James Knowles green substitution 82'
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 63'
  • Sean Graham
  • Spencer Beattie
  • Joe McCready green substitution 75'
  • Kavan Keenan

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane 62'
  • Aaron Canning
  • Stephen Lowry 62'
  • James McLaughlin red substitution 77'
  • Josh Carson
  • Gareth McConaghie
  • Evan Tweed
  • Jamie Glackin 29'
  • Aaron Traynor
  • Curtis Allen red substitution 57'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Steven Douglas
  • Aaron Jarvis
  • Ronan Wilson green substitution 77'
  • Stewart Nixon 90+3' green substitution 57'
  • Howard Beverland
  • Caiolan Brennan

Ballymena United

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