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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 24 April 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Andrew Davey

Ballymena United home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Coleraine
  •   Ross Redman 79'
  •   Aaron Traynor 41'
  •   Stephen Lowry 47'
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Coleraine celebrate Stephen Lowry's goal ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR BANNSIDERS

Two goals either side of the break handed Coleraine the local bragging rights from this visit to derby rivals Ballymena United.
 
A cagey start to the game produced few chances although Josh Kelly did test Martin Gallagher with a first time effort from the edge of the box while Eoin Bradley nodded an Aaron Traynor cross wide.
 
As the first half progressed Coleraine created more opportunities with Ben Doherty's cross just failing to connected with Matthew Shevlin at the back post followed by Bradley and Shevlin both being denied by keeper Jordan Williamson.
 
The deadlock was broken in Coleraine's favour with four minutes of the first half remaining when Stephen Lowry combined with Traynor for the latter to fire past Williamson at the second attempt.
 
The Bannsiders got off to a great start after the break, doubling their lead on 47 minutes after Bradley held the ball up for Stephen Lowry to finish into the corner.
 
Josh Kelly might have pulled one back for Ballymena just after the hour but his powerful effort fell just a couple of inches wide while, for Coleraine, Bradley's free-kick looked destined for the net only to take a deflection and come back off an upright.
 
Trai Hume had a chance on 68 minutes but he could only head wide after being unmarked from a corner just before Leroy Millar tested Gallagher.
 
Ross Redman then twice struck the woodwork before, on 79 minutes, he eventually found the net with a guided header from Shay McCartan's cross.
 
Both sides had late chances - McLaughlin firing wide and McCartan testing Gallagher from distance - but the visitors held on to claim the points.
 
Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Addis, McKeown, McElroy, McCartan, Hume, Ervin, Kelly, Graham, Wylie subs Harpur (not used), Knowles (not used), Waide (not used), McGrory (replaced McKeown 55), Balmer (not used), Millar (replaced Graham 55), McCready (replaced Wylie 55)
 
Coleraine: Gallagher, Kane, Canning, Doherty, Lowry, Bradley, Carson, O'Donnell, Glackin, Traynor, Shevlin subs Henderson (not used), Mullan (not used), Jarvis (replaced Shevlin 69), McLaughlin (replaced Glackin 81), Wilson (not used), Tweed (not used), Allen (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   1 - 2 Coleraine
  •  Yellow Card

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Glackin

    Coleraine

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    81'
  • GOAL

    Ross Redman

    Ballymena United

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Jarvis

    Coleraine

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Lowry

    Coleraine

    64'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jim Ervin

    Carrick Rangers

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Owen McKeown

    Ballymena United

    55'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Graham

    Unregistered Players

    55'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Wylie

    Unregistered Players

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Leroy Millar

    Ballymena United

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Dungannon Swifts

    55'
  • GOAL

    Stephen Lowry

    Coleraine

    47'
  • GOAL

    Aaron Traynor

    Coleraine

    41'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jonathan Addis

    Cliftonville

    20'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman 79'
  • Jonathan Addis 20'
  • Owen McKeown red substitution 55'
  • Paul McElroy
  • Shay McCartan 87'
  • Trai Hume
  • Jim Ervin 59'
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Sean Graham red substitution 55'
  • Ben Wylie red substitution 55'

Substitutes

  • Ryan Harpur
  • James Knowles
  • Ryan Waide
  • Andrew McGrory green substitution 55'
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Leroy Millar green substitution 55'
  • Joe McCready green substitution 55'

Coleraine

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Aaron Canning
  • Aaron Traynor 41'
  • Ben Doherty
  • Eoin Bradley
  • Josh Carson
  • Stephen Lowry 64' 47'
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Jamie Glackin red substitution 81'
  • Matthew Shevlin red substitution 69'

Substitutes

  • Alex Henderson
  • Adam Mullan
  • Aaron Jarvis green substitution 69'
  • James McLaughlin green substitution 81'
  • Ronan Wilson
  • Evan Tweed
  • Curtis Allen

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