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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 25 September 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Coleraine Showgrounds

Attendance: 3183

Referee: Christopher Morrison

Coleraine home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Matthew Shevlin 29'
  •   Eoin Bradley 74'
  •   Cathair Friel 83'
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Matthew Shevlin opened the scoring for Coleraine ©Lorcan Doherty/PressEye

A HAPPY HOMECOMING FOR THE BANNSIDERS

Coleraine swept to a three-goal victory over derby rivals Ballymena United to begin life on their new Showgrounds 4G pitch on a winning note.

Lyndon Kane might have opened the scoring after ten minutes with a smashing volley from outside the box only for the ball to drop just wide of the post.

Further chances followed with Jamie Glackin seeing an effort tipped over while Stephen Lowry produced a reaction save from Jordan Williamson.

The Bannsiders eventually went in front just before the half-hour mark after a ball from Aaron Traynor wasn't cleared with Matthew Shevlin pouncing to open the scoring from close range.

Ballymena came close to levelling around the hour mark when Ryan Waide got past Kane to deliver a cross into the box when Traynor headed to safety from under his own crossbar.

Eoin Bradley had the ball in the net soon after but this was ruled out offside. However, the experienced frontman wasn't to be denied on 74 minutes when he connected with a Glackin flick to send a left foot volley past Williamson.

Coleraine's third came with seven minutes remaining after Conor McKendry laid the ball off for Lowry who, in turn, found Cathair Friel who made no mistake against one of his former clubs.

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Brown, McKendry, Lowry, Bradley, Carson, O’Donnell, Glackin, Traynor, Shevlin subs Gallagher (not used), Mullan (not used), Jarvis (replaced McKendry 86), Wilson (replaced Carson 86), Tweed (not used), Kelly (replaced Bradley 88), Friel (replaced Shevlin 71)

Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, McKeown, Winchester, McElroy, Waide, Rodgers, Bramall, Keeley, Millar, Smith subs Johnston (not used), Chapman (not used), McCullough (replaced Keeley 45), Kane (not used), Henderson (replaced McKeown 78), Barr (replaced Winchester 88), Beattie (replaced Bramall 78)

  • FULL TIME
    Coleraine   3 - 0 Ballymena United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Glenavon

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Patrick Kelly

    Unregistered Players

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Brendan Barr

    Dungannon Swifts

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McKendry

    Coleraine

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Carson

    Coleraine

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Jarvis

    Coleraine

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    H&W Welders

    86'
  • GOAL

    Cathair Friel

    Institute

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Owen McKeown

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Bramall

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Spencer Beattie

    Dundela

    78'
  • GOAL

    Eoin Bradley

    Glenavon

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cathair Friel

    Institute

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Keeley

    Ballymena United

    45'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven McCullough

    Ballymena United

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McKendry

    Coleraine

    42'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    42'
  •  Yellow Card

    Josh Carson

    Coleraine

    38'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    29'

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Rodney Brown
  • Conor McKendry 42' red substitution 86'
  • Stephen Lowry
  • Matthew Shevlin red substitution 71' 29'
  • Josh Carson 38' red substitution 86'
  • Eoin Bradley red substitution 88' 74'
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Aaron Traynor

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Adam Mullan
  • Aaron Jarvis green substitution 86'
  • Ronan Wilson green substitution 86'
  • Evan Tweed
  • Patrick Kelly green substitution 88'
  • Cathair Friel green substitution 71' 83'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman
  • Owen McKeown red substitution 78'
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 88'
  • Paul McElroy
  • Ryan Waide 42'
  • Christopher Rodgers
  • Daniel Bramall red substitution 78'
  • Conor Keeley red substitution 45'
  • Leroy Millar
  • Jonte Smith

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Lee Chapman
  • Steven McCullough green substitution 45'
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Jack Henderson green substitution 78'
  • Brendan Barr green substitution 88'
  • Spencer Beattie green substitution 78'
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