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Match Centre

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

Venue: Coleraine Showgrounds

Attendance: 2865

Referee: Tim Marshall

Coleraine home-team
2 FT 3
away-team Glenavon
  •   Kirk McLaughlin 75'
  •   Curtis Allen 83' (pen)
  •   Peter Campbell 16'
  •   Matthew Fitzpatrick 52'
  •   Jack O'Mahony 68'
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Aaron Traynor and Conor McCloskey tussle for possession ©Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

GLENAVON ON TOP AFTER FIVE-GOAL SHOWGROUNDS THRILLER

Glenavon picked up an important three points in the battle for a European play-off spot with victory over Coleraine in an action packed encounter at The Showgrounds.

The visitors moved in front on 16 minutes with a superbly executed left-foot free-kick curled into the top corner of the net.

Gary Hamilton's side doubled their advantage on 52 minutes through Matthew Fitzpatrick who swept the ball low past Gareth Deane following Jack O'Mahony's run into the area.

Coleraine attempted to carve their way back into the game and were unlucky to hit the woodwork no fewer than three times in a two minute spell. Josh Carson's effort from distance came off the base of an upright, and Curtis Allen's rebound suffered a similar fate before, moments later, Kirk McLaughlin turned another chance against the fittings from close range.

However the Bannsiders fell further behind on 68 minutes when, on the counter attack, O'Mahony raced clear to slot the ball past keeper Deane.

The home side pulled one back with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when McLaughlin bundled the ball home from close range - and as he went to retrieve the ball from the net he was involved in an altercation with James Taylor which ultimately saw the Glenavon keeper sent-off.

Oran Kearney's side were handed a further boost with seven minutes remaining when Allen converted a spot-kick past stand-in keeper Fitzpatrick, awarded after McLaughlin had been impeded in the area.

But, like the visitors, Coleraine ended the game with ten men after Adam Mullan was sent-off in stoppage time for a challenge on Campbell.

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Mullan, Brown, Lowry, Carson, Wilson, Traynor, Allen, Mitchell, McLaughlin subs Gallagher (not used), Bradley (replaced Mitchell 55), O’Donnell (not used), Elliott (not used), Stewart (not used)

Glenavon: Taylor, Birney, Haughey, Campbell, Snoddy, McCloskey, Fitzpatrick, O’Mahony, Wallace, Garrett, Ward subs Hall (replaced McCloskey 85), Doyle (not used), Corr (not used), Lynch (not used), Norton (not used), Harvey (not used), Prendergast (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Coleraine   2 - 3 Glenavon
  •  Yellow Card

    Ronan Wilson

    Coleraine

    90+2'
  •  Red Card

    Adam Mullan

    Coleraine

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McCloskey

    Glenavon

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Hall

    Glenavon

    85'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    83'
  • GOAL

    Kirk McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    75'
  •  Red Card

    James Taylor

    Glenavon

    75'
  • GOAL

    Jack O'Mahony

    Glenavon

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rodney Brown

    Coleraine

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    58'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Coleraine

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Coleraine

    55'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Glenavon

    52'
  • GOAL

    Peter Campbell

    Glenavon

    16'

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Adam Mullan 90'
  • Rodney Brown 62'
  • Stephen Lowry
  • Josh Carson
  • Kirk McLaughlin 75'
  • Ronan Wilson 90+2'
  • Aaron Traynor
  • Curtis Allen 83'
  • Andrew Mitchell red substitution 55'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Eoin Bradley green substitution 55'
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Jack Elliott
  • Michael Stewart
  • Aaron Jarvis

Glenavon

  • James Taylor 75'
  • Calum Birney 58'
  • Mark Haughey
  • Peter Campbell 16'
  • Matthew Snoddy
  • Conor McCloskey red substitution 85'
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 52'
  • Jack O'Mahony 68'
  • Danny Wallace
  • Robert Garrett
  • Sean Ward

Substitutes

  • Andy Hall green substitution 85'
  • Josh Doyle
  • Liam Corr
  • Harry Lynch
  • Harry Norton
  • Bobby Harvey
  • Aaron Prendergast
© Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

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