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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 7 November 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Mourneview Park

Attendance: 513

Referee: Evan Boyce

Glenavon home-team
4 FT 4
away-team Coleraine
  •   Conor McCloskey 24'
  •   Daniel Purkis 30'
  •   Michael O'Connor 69' (pen)
  •   Matthew Fitzpatrick 78'
  •   Stewart Nixon 2'
  •   Ben Doherty 18' 41' (pen) 58'
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Ben Doherty bagged a hat-trick for Coleraine but had to settle for a point ©PressEye

GOALS AND DRAMA GALORE AT MOURNEVIEW!

Glenavon and Coleraine battled to an equal share of eight goals in a dramatic and entertaining encounter at Mourneview Park.
 
Coleraine needed just over 70 seconds to move in front when Stewart Nixon met a Lyndon Kane cross to head the opener past Johnny Tuffey.
 
However, the Bannsiders were dealt a blow with around a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock after Gareth McConaghie's challenge on Peter Campbell saw him presented with a straight red card.
 
But the ten-men remarkably increased their lead four minutes after that. Nixon played Curtis Allen through and when his shot cannoned back off the crossbar Ben Doherty was on hand to slam home the rebound.
 
Glenavon pulled a goal back on 24 minutes, however, thanks to Conor McCloskey's effort from the edge of the area after a period of sustained pressure.
 
Then, after half-an-hour, Daniel Purkis levelled after getting the final touch to Michael O'Connor's flashed delivery across the crowded six yard box.
  
The visitors responded positively, regaining the advantage four minutes from the break with Doherty's second of the game, a spot-kick awarded after Kane had been upended by Sean Ward inside the box.
 
Somewhat unbelievably Oran Kearney's side went further in front just before the hour with Doherty's hat-trick goal, this time after Jamie Glackin had pounced on a poor back pass to square the ball into his path.
 
The drama continued on 69 minutes, however, after substitute Daniel Larmour was brought down and from the subsequent penalty O'Connor stepped up to fire into the bottom corner.
 
And less than ten minutes later the Lurgan Blues levelled matters again following a desperate scramble in the Coleraine box which ended with former Bannsider Matthew Fitzpatrick poking the ball home.
 
There was almost one final twist. Right at the end O'Connor almost snatched victory for Gary Hamilton's side when he drove forward to unleash a 30-yard drive only for the ball to strike the crossbar.

Glenavon: Tuffey, Coates, Birney, Purkis, Campbell, O'Connor, Fitzpatrick, McCloskey, Singleton, Garrett, Ward subs Larmour (replaced Birney 46), Byrne (replaced Campbell 65), Hall (not used), Moorhouse (replaced Purkis 75), Snoddy (not used), O'Mahony (not used), Rea (not used)
 
Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Doherty, Lowry, Carson, McConaghie, Tweed, O'Donnell, Glackin, Allen, Nixon subs Gallagher (not used), Douglas (replaced Allen 37), Jarvis (not used), Wilson (not used), Parkhill (replaced Nixon 86), Traynor (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glenavon   4 - 4 Coleraine
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stewart Nixon

    Carrick Rangers

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ian Parkhill

    Coleraine

    86'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Glenavon

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Purkis

    Glenavon

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gregory Moorhouse

    Warrenpoint Town

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Josh Carson

    Coleraine

    73'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Michael O'Connor

    Glenavon

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Glackin

    Coleraine

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conan Byrne

    Unregistered Players

    65'
  • GOAL

    Ben Doherty

    Larne

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen O'Donnell

    Coleraine

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Lowry

    Coleraine

    47'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Larmour

    Crusaders

    46'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Ben Doherty

    Larne

    41'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sean Ward

    Glenavon

    40'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    37'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Douglas

    Unregistered Players

    37'
  • GOAL

    Daniel Purkis

    Glenavon

    30'
  •  Yellow Card

    Evan Tweed

    Coleraine

    30'
  • GOAL

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    24'
  • GOAL

    Ben Doherty

    Larne

    18'
  •  Red Card

    Gareth McConaghie

    Coleraine

    14'
  • GOAL

    Stewart Nixon

    Carrick Rangers

    2'

Glenavon

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Colin Coates
  • Calum Birney red substitution 46'
  • Conor McCloskey 24'
  • Daniel Purkis red substitution 75' 30'
  • Peter Campbell red substitution 65'
  • Michael O'Connor 69'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 78'
  • James Singleton
  • Robert Garrett
  • Sean Ward 40'

Substitutes

  • Daniel Larmour green substitution 46'
  • Conan Byrne green substitution 65'
  • Andy Hall
  • Gregory Moorhouse green substitution 75'
  • Matthew Snoddy
  • Jack O'Mahony
  • Lee Rea

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Stephen Lowry 47'
  • Josh Carson 73'
  • Stewart Nixon red substitution 86' 2'
  • Gareth McConaghie 14'
  • Ben Doherty 18' 41' 58'
  • Evan Tweed 30'
  • Stephen O'Donnell 52'
  • Jamie Glackin 67'
  • Curtis Allen red substitution 37'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Steven Douglas green substitution 37'
  • Aaron Jarvis
  • Ronan Wilson
  • Ian Parkhill green substitution 86'
  • Aaron Traynor

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