SUPERSUB SHEVLIN SALVAGES POINT FOR BANNSIDERS
Matthew Shevlin struck deep into stoppage time to secure a point for Coleraine from Larne's visit to the Showgrounds.
Shevlin, a 61st minute substitute for Andrew Mitchell, was on hand to tuck home the rebound from Josh Carson's saved effort to earn the Bannsiders a point in what was a closely fought encounter throughout.
The game got off to a quiet start with only a Ronan Hale shot against the base of a post after a quarter-of-an-hour coming close to breaking the deadlock in the first half.
The second half was a similar story, and again it was the visitors that came closest when Lee Lynch tested keeper Gareth Deane from distance around the hour mark.
However, Larne eventually found a way through on 71 minutes via former Coleraine winger Ben Doherty who controlled a low Lynch cross from the right to direct a curling left-foot finish beyond Deane into the far corner.
The Bannsiders did have the ball in the net a few minutes after that but it was ruled out for a foul on Devlin.
But they weren't to be denied with almost the last kick of the ball after Devlin could only parry Carson's effort into the path of Shevlin.
Coleraine: Deane, Brown, Lowry, Carson, Wilson, O'Donnell, Glackin, Traynor, Allen, Mitchell, Kelly subs Gallagher (not used), Kane (not used), McLaughlin (not used), Bradley (replaced Allen 61), Shevlin (replaced Mitchell 61), Tosh (not used), McFeely (not used)
Larne: Devlin, Watson, Sule, Herron, Hale, Doherty, Scott, Lynch, Bolger, Bonis, Hughes subs Argyrides (not used), Balmer (replaced Scott 79), Nasseri (not used), Randall (not used), McDaid (replaced Hale 79), Mitchell (not used), Jarvis (replaced Doherty 79)