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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 12 December 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Coleraine Showgrounds

Attendance: 403

Referee: Ross Dunlop

Coleraine home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Warrenpoint Town
  •   Ben Doherty 29'
  •   Stewart Nixon 90+2'
  •   Stuart Hutchinson 89'
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Stewart Nixon bagged Coleraine's stoppage time winner ©PressEye

STOPPAGE TIME WINNER AMID DRAMATIC SHOWGROUNDS FINISH

Coleraine squeezed to victory over Warrenpoint Town following a dramatic closing to the game at The Showgrounds.
 
The opening exchanges saw the sides trade chances with Stephen Lowry and Ian Parkhill sending efforts over at one end while a Fra McCaffrey ball met a similar fate at the other.
 
The deadlock was broken just before the half-hour mark when, from a quickly taken Lowry free-kick, Evan Tweed laid the ball off for Ben Doherty to find the bottom corner with a great finish from inside the box.
 
It might have been 2-0 early in the second half when Lowry had a header cleared off the line by Ryan Swan, while Jamie Glackin pulled an effort wide and Doherty fired straight at Gabriel Sava when one-on-one.
 
For 'Point Danny Wallace saw a glancing header well saved by Gareth Deane before Dermot McVeigh sent a later shot wide.
 
Warrenpoint's task was made more difficult on 81 minutes when keeper Sava was dismissed following an off the ball incident with Stewart Nixon.
 
Then, not long after that, Gavin Peers became the second 'Point player to be shown a red card by referee Ross Dunlop. Peers had been off injured at the time of the Sava incident, and had duly been substituted by back-up keeper Andy Coleman.
 
However, Peers appeared not to be aware of this and came back onto the pitch after his injury had been treated and, having previously been booked, received his second caution of the game.
 
But despite the not unexpected controversy surrounding this incident and being a man down Warrenpoint remarkably levelled on 89 minutes through Stuart Hutchinson after the home defence had failed to clear a free-kick.
 
It appeared the visitors had salvaged a point but, two minutes into stoppage time, Nixon popped up to bag Coleraine's dramatic winner after latching onto a ball over the top to finish low underneath Coleman.

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Doherty, Lowry, McConaghie, Tweed, O'Donnell, Parkhill, Glackin, Traynor, Nixon subs Gallagher, Douglas, Jarvis, McLaughlin, Bradley, Wilson, Allen
 
Warrenpoint Town: Sava, Deasy, Ball, Peers, McVeigh, Dillon, O'Sullivan, McCaffrey, Swan, Hutchinson, Wallace subs Coleman, O'Connor, Carroll, Mullen, Knox, Carson, Forsythe

  • FULL TIME
    Coleraine   2 - 1 Warrenpoint Town
  • GOAL

    Stewart Nixon

    Carrick Rangers

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Glackin

    Coleraine

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    90'
  • GOAL

    Stuart Hutchinson

    Warrenpoint Town

    89'
  •  Yellow Card

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    88'
  •  Yellow Card

    Steven Ball

    Warrenpoint Town

    87'
  •  Red Card

    Gavin Peers

    Warrenpoint Town

    83'
  •  Red Card

    Gabriel Sava

    Unregistered Players

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gavin Peers

    Warrenpoint Town

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Coleman

    Warrenpoint Town

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dermot McVeigh

    Warrenpoint Town

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Knox

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stewart Nixon

    Carrick Rangers

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ben Doherty

    Larne

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ian Parkhill

    Coleraine

    61'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Francis McCaffrey

    Warrenpoint Town

    42'
  • GOAL

    Ben Doherty

    Larne

    29'

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Ben Doherty 61' 29'
  • Stephen Lowry
  • Gareth McConaghie
  • Evan Tweed
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Ian Parkhill red substitution 61'
  • Jamie Glackin red substitution 90'
  • Aaron Traynor
  • Stewart Nixon 67' 90+2'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Steven Douglas
  • Aaron Jarvis
  • James McLaughlin 88' green substitution 61'
  • Eoin Bradley
  • Ronan Wilson
  • Curtis Allen green substitution 90'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Gabriel Sava 81'
  • Colm Deasy
  • Steven Ball 87'
  • Gavin Peers 83' red substitution 81'
  • Dermot McVeigh red substitution 78'
  • Kealan Dillon
  • Alan O'Sullivan
  • Francis McCaffrey 42'
  • Ryan Swan
  • Stuart Hutchinson 89'
  • Danny Wallace

Substitutes

  • Andy Coleman green substitution 81'
  • Jake O'Connor
  • Adam Carroll
  • Ben Mullen
  • Matthew Knox green substitution 78'
  • Mark Carson
  • David Forsythe

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