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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 26 February 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Coleraine Showgrounds

Attendance: 2913

Referee: Andrew Davey

Coleraine home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Lyndon Kane 28' (pen)
  •   Caolan Loughran 37'
football
Jamie Glackin and Josh Kelly tussle for possession ©Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

SHOWGROUNDS DERBY ENDS ALL SQUARE

Coleraine and Ballymena United settled for shared honours from the derby between the sides at Showgrounds.

A somewhat cautious start to the game saw both sides struggle with the breezy conditions.

The deadlock was broken just before the half-hour mark when referee Andrew Davey adjudged that Mikey Place had upended Josh Carson with Lyndon Kane wasting no time in converting the subsequent spot-kick.

Remarkably, the Bannsiders were presented with a gilt-edged opportunity to double their advantage just four minutes after that with another penalty. On this occasion keeper Sean O'Neill was ruled to have brought down James McLaughlin but Kane was unable to repeat his earlier success with a blazed finish well over the top.

Then, on 37 minutes, the Sky Blues levelled when Caolan Loughran rose highest to head home after meeting Place's delivery from a corner.

And Coleraine almost regained the lead late in the first half when Carson delivered a drive from the left which O'Neill did well to keep out.

As before, the beginning of the second half proved difficult for both sets of players with the next effort of note not coming until just after the hour when Jamie Glackin played the ball into the path of Patrick Kelly but his effort drifted just wide of the far post.

Glackin then looked to have teed up McLaughlin soon after but, again, the resultant effort went just off target. Then, moments after that, Matthew Shevlin pass struck the woodwork after a Kelly pass went wayward.

At the other end Kenny Kane was denied by a very timely Kane tackle before Paul McElroy glanced a header across the face of goal and narrowly wide.

There was a flourish at both ends in the closing moments of normal time. Ryan Waide had a good chance to edge Ballymena in front on 89 minutes but his effort was turned onto the post by Gareth Deane before play switched immediately for Curtis Allen to find the net only for it to be ruled out offside.

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Mullan, Brown, Jarvis, Lowry, McLaughlin, Carson, O’Donnell, Glackin, Shevlin subs Gallagher (not used), Bradley (replaced Shevlin 79), Wilson (replaced Mullan 51), Traynor (not used), Allen (replaced McLaughlin 79), Mitchell (not used), Kelly (replaced Jarvis 26)

Ballymena United: O’Neill, Kelly, McElroy, McCullough, Kane, Henderson, Loughran, Millar, Graham, Nelson, Place subs Gallagher (not used), Chapman (not used), Waide (replaced Kane 83), Barr (replaced Henderson 76), McGrory (replaced Kelly 83), Bramall (not used), Parkhouse (replaced McElroy 76)

  • FULL TIME
    Coleraine   1 - 1 Ballymena United
  •  Yellow Card

    Brendan Barr

    Ballymena United

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Coleraine

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Brendan Barr

    Ballymena United

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David Parkhouse

    Ballymena United

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mikey Place

    Ballymena United

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caolan Loughran

    Ballymena United

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Mullan

    Coleraine

    51'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Wilson

    Coleraine

    51'
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Mullan

    Coleraine

    49'
  • GOAL

    Caolan Loughran

    Ballymena United

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sean O'Neill

    Ballymena United

    31'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Lyndon Kane

    Coleraine

    28'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Jarvis

    Coleraine

    26'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Patrick Kelly

    Coleraine

    26'

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane 28'
  • Adam Mullan 49' red substitution 51'
  • Rodney Brown
  • Aaron Jarvis red substitution 26'
  • Stephen Lowry
  • James McLaughlin red substitution 79'
  • Josh Carson
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Matthew Shevlin red substitution 79'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Eoin Bradley green substitution 79'
  • Ronan Wilson green substitution 51'
  • Aaron Traynor
  • Curtis Allen green substitution 79'
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Patrick Kelly green substitution 26'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill 31'
  • Joshua Kelly red substitution 83'
  • Paul McElroy red substitution 76'
  • Steven McCullough
  • Kenneth Kane red substitution 83'
  • Jack Henderson red substitution 76'
  • Caolan Loughran 65' 37'
  • Leroy Millar
  • Sean Graham
  • Kym Nelson
  • Mikey Place 74'

Substitutes

  • Ciaran Gallagher
  • Lee Chapman
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 83'
  • Brendan Barr 90+3' green substitution 76'
  • Andrew McGrory green substitution 83'
  • Daniel Bramall
  • David Parkhouse green substitution 76'
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