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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 29 May 2021 (kick off: 5.30 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 390

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Larne home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Coleraine
  •   Matthew Lusty 9'
  •   James McLaughlin 49'
  •   Curtis Allen 57'
football
Andrew Mitchell and James McLaughlin in action ©Brian Little/INPHO

BANNSIDERS CLAIM RUNNERS-UP SPOT

Coleraine clinched second spot in the Danske Bank Premiership with a final day defeat of Larne at Inver Park.
 
Despite how it end, it was Larne that moved in front when, as early as the ninth minute, Matthew Lusty found the net with a rifled 20-yard finish across the face of goal into the bottom corner.
 
In an entertaining encounter Ben Doherty might have levelled midway through the first half only to see the ball cleared off the line by Graham Kelly before play switched to the other end when Johnny McMurray just failed to get a touch to a Lusty cross.
 
Curtis Allen was then denied by the woodwork when he turned an effort against an upright with the follow up blocked.
 
Larne could have doubled their lead last in the first half but Lusty was thwarted by keeper Martin Gallagher who kept out a header destined for the top corner.
 
Coleraine did get back on level terms on 49 minutes, however, when James McLaughlin controlled a cross from Ben Doherty before turning the ball home at the far post.
 
Their tails up, Coleraine almost grabbed a second goal soon after but Josh Carson's powerful strike was kept out by Conor Mitchell.
 
But what proved to be the winner came just before the hour with Allen heading the ball down and into the net from Doherty's perfectly delivered cross.
 
Then, not long after that, Adam Mullan almost turned the ball into his own net when a cross deflected off him onto the post while the woodwork once again denied Larne from an Andy Scott effort.
 
Larne: C. Mitchell, Kelly, Scott, Lynch, A. Mitchell, McKendry, Wade Slater, D'Sena, McMurray, Lusty, Greer subs Mottley-Henry (not used), Wood (replaced Scott 78), Adair (replaced Kelly 44), Sloan (replaced Greer 65), Curran (not used), Foster (not used)
 
Coleraine: Gallagher, Kane, Mullan, Canning, Jarvis, Doherty, Lowry, McLaughlin, Carson, Glackin, Allen subs Douglas (replaced Doherty 90+2), Wilson (replaced Allen 81), Parkhill (not used), Nixon (replaced Jarvis 46), Beverland (not used), Brennan (not used), Kelly (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   1 - 2 Coleraine
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Doherty

    Coleraine

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Douglas

    Coleraine

    90+2'
  •  Yellow Card

    Harry Adair

    Larne

    45+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    Coleraine

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Scott

    Larne

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Elliott Wood

    Larne

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Max Greer

    Larne

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan Sloan

    Larne

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Josh Carson

    Coleraine

    65'
  • GOAL

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    57'
  • GOAL

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    49'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Jarvis

    Coleraine

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stewart Nixon

    Coleraine

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Graham Kelly

    Larne

    44'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Harry Adair

    Larne

    44'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Lusty

    Larne

    9'

Larne

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Graham Kelly red substitution 44'
  • Andy Scott red substitution 78'
  • Lee Lynch
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Conor McKendry
  • Luke Wade-Slater
  • Ryley D'Sena
  • Jonathan McMurray
  • Matthew Lusty 9'
  • Max Greer red substitution 65'

Substitutes

  • Dylan Mottley-Henry
  • Elliott Wood green substitution 78'
  • Harry Adair 45+1' green substitution 44'
  • Dylan Sloan green substitution 65'
  • Conall Curran
  • Ben Foster

Coleraine

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Adam Mullan
  • Aaron Canning
  • Aaron Jarvis red substitution 46'
  • Ben Doherty red substitution 90+2'
  • Stephen Lowry
  • James McLaughlin 49'
  • Josh Carson 65'
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Curtis Allen red substitution 81' 57'

Substitutes

  • Ronan Wilson green substitution 81'
  • Steven Douglas green substitution 90+2'
  • Ian Parkhill
  • Stewart Nixon green substitution 46'
  • Howard Beverland
  • Caiolan Brennan
  • Patrick Kelly
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