FEW CHANCES IN SHAMROCK STALEMATE
Coleraine moved back into the top six on goal difference following a scoreless draw with Portadown at Shamrock Park.
It was a game of few chances throughout with perhaps the best effort of the first half falling to Coleraine's Stephen Lowry who, from outside the area, produced a good stop from Ports keeper Jethren Barr who dived to his left to deal with the threat.
Matthew Shevlin also had a chance, but his header from Conor McKendry's cross fell the wrong side of the upright.
Lowry had another opportunity for the visitors after the break with a run and shot but he could only direct the ball straight at Barr.
The few other chances that were created included a Josh Carson drive blocked by Howard Beverland while Curtis Allen fired wide from an acute angle.
Portadown: Barr, Hall, Ruddy, Finnegan, McKeown, Salley, Teggart, Jordan, Smith, Beverland, J. Doherty subs H. Doherty (not used), McCallum (not used), Conaty (not used), Dupree (replaced Smith 72), Lusty (replaced Doherty 63), McLeod (not used), Lavery (replaced McKeown 72)
Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Brown, McKendry, Lowry, Carson, O’Donnell, Glackin, Traynor, Allen, Shevlin subs Gallagher (not used), Mullan (not used), Jarvis (not used), McLaughlin (replaced Allen 64), Bradley (replaced Shevlin 64), Wilson (not used), Kelly (replaced Traynor 75)