Coleraine picked up a first win of the new campaign with victory over Carrick Rangers at the Loughshore Hotel Arena.
It took the Bannsiders just 12 minutes to open the scoring when Conor McKendry sent over a cross/shot from the right with the ball evading Rangers keeper Neil Shields to end up in the top corner.
Coleraine had the ball in the net again on 19 minutes but Stephen Lowry's header from a Jamie Glackin free-kick was ruled out offside.
The home side were reduced to ten men just after the half-hour mark when experienced defender Jim Ervin was shown a straight red card for bringing down Matthew Shevlin just outside the area.
The visitors doubled their advantage just three minutes into the second half courtesy of a Shevlin turn and finish into the bottom corner after connecting with Lyndon's Kane cross from the right.
And Shevlin doubled his tally to complete the scoring on 74 minutes with a clinical finish from inside the box after Eoin Bradley delivered the final ball following a move that also involved McKendry and Kane.
Carrick Rangers: Shields, Surgenor, Ervin, McMullan, McGuckin, D. Kelly, E. Kelly, Nixon, Glendinning, Tilney, Anderson subs Skeet (not used), Forsythe (replaced Kelly 87), McNulty (replaced Nixon 55), Cushley (replaced McMullan 55), Mulholland (not used), Cherry (replaced E. Kelly 55), Gibson (replaced McGuckin 66)