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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 16 October 2021 (kick off: 5.30 PM)

Venue: BetMcLean Oval

Attendance: 2320

Referee: Andrew Davey

Glentoran home-team
2 FT 2
away-team Coleraine
  •   Jay Donnelly 51' 60' (pen)
  •   Conor McKendry 15'
  •   Cathair Friel 80'
football
Matthew Shevlin and Luke McCullough tussle for possession ©Pacemaker Press

ALL SQUARE AFTER PULSATING OVAL CLASH

Glentoran and Coleraine battled to an equal share of the points and goals in an enthralling Saturday evening encounter at The Oval.

The visitors moved in front after a quarter-of-an-hour through Conor McKendry after he wasn't closed down by the defence and allowed to fire into the bottom corner from 25 yards.

Both sides had chances as the game progressed, with Robbie McDaid sending a flicked effort at Gareth Deane before heading wide from a free-kick while, for Coleraine, McKendry's attempt at doubling his tally was kept out by Aaron McCarey.

Deane was then called into action to first thwart Hrvoje Plum and Jay Donnelly in quick succession. The Glens also threatened with a Ciaran O'Connor curling effort a little after that followed by another Donnelly shot at the back post.

It was perhaps no surprise, then, when the Glens levelled early in the second half when Donnelly finally found the net with an instinctive finish from Gael Bigirimana's pass.

McKendry might have restored Coleraine's advantage with a free-kick towards the top corner but McCarey managed to tip the ball wide.

Glentoran edged in front on the hour. McKendry was adjudged to have brought down Bobby Burns inside the area with Donnelly duly stepping up to convert for his second of the evening.

However, the spoils were ultimately shared with ten minutes remaining. Lyndon Kane dispossessed Burns on the halfway line and proceeded to cut a swathe through the home defence before laying the ball off for substitute Cathair Friel just inside the area for the former Ballymena United and Carrick Rangers man to sweep a right foot finish past McCarey.

Remarkably, McCarey then raced towards team-mate Burns, appearing to strike him in the face, and was instantly dismissed by referee Andrew Davey.

Glentoran: McCarey, McCullough, Bigirimana, Burns, Marshall, J. Donnelly, McDaid, McClean, O'Connor, McMenamin, Plum subs R. Donnelly (replaced McDaid 49), Mitchell (not used), Clucas (replaced Plum 77), Smith (not used), Cushnie (not used), Glendinning (replaced J. Donnelly 83, Garrett (replaced O'Connor 83)

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Brown, McKendry, Lowry, Bradley, Carson, O'Donnell, Glackin, Traynor, Shevlin subs Gallagher (not used), Mullan (replaced Brown 46), Jarvis (not used), Wilson (not used), Parkhill (not used), Kelly (not used), Friel (replaced Bradley 62)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   2 - 2 Coleraine
  •  Yellow Card

    Gaël Bigirimana

    Glentoran

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Warrenpoint Town

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Glendinning

    Glentoran

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    William Garrett

    Glentoran

    83'
  •  Red Card

    Aaron McCarey

    Glentoran

    80'
  • GOAL

    Cathair Friel

    Dungannon Swifts

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Clucas

    Glentoran

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Coleraine

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cathair Friel

    Dungannon Swifts

    62'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Mullan

    Coleraine

    59'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    51'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    49'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    49'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McKendry

    Coleraine

    49'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rodney Brown

    Coleraine

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Mullan

    Coleraine

    46'
  • GOAL

    Conor McKendry

    Coleraine

    15'

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey 80'
  • Luke McCullough
  • Gaël Bigirimana 86'
  • Bobby Burns
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly red substitution 83' 51' 60'
  • Robbie McDaid red substitution 49'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Ciaran O'Connor red substitution 83'
  • Conor McMenamin 74'
  • Hrvoje Plum red substitution 77'

Substitutes

  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 49'
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Seanan Clucas green substitution 77'
  • Malachy Smith
  • Ben Cushnie
  • Ross Glendinning green substitution 83'
  • William Garrett green substitution 83'

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Rodney Brown red substitution 46'
  • Conor McKendry 49' 15'
  • Stephen Lowry
  • Eoin Bradley red substitution 62'
  • Josh Carson
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Aaron Traynor
  • Matthew Shevlin

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Adam Mullan 59' green substitution 46'
  • Aaron Jarvis
  • Ronan Wilson
  • Ian Parkhill
  • Patrick Kelly
  • Cathair Friel green substitution 62' 80'
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