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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 8 April 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 1921

Referee: Steven Gregg

Larne home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Coleraine
  •   Lee Bonis 24' 90'
  •   Mark Randall 41'
football
Navid Nasseri congratulates Lee Bonis on opening the scoring ©Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

LARNE HAVE TOO MUCH FOR BANNSIDERS

Larne swept to a comprehensive three-goal defeat of Coleraine at Inver Park to kick off the post-split section of the season.

Despite the eventual outcome, it was Coleraine that started the brighter with Eoin Bradley and Stephen O'Donnell having early efforts before, on 23 minutes, Bradley nodded against the upright from Josh Carson's cross.

However, Larne moved in front with their first real attack of the evening when, midway through the first half, a cross was parried by Gareth Deane only as far as Lee Bonis who duly tapped the ball home.

Boosted by this, Bonis might have added a second soon after only to send the ball just wide before John Herron blazed over a Tomas Cosgrove cross a little after that.

Tiernan Lynch's side did double their advantage before the break, however, when Randall was given time and space to hit an unstoppable effort past Deane from around 25 yards.

Larne pressed for a third early in the second half with Bonis heading wide, Navid Nasseri just failing to find the target from a long ball over the top and Ben Doherty sending an effort straight at Deane.

The Bannsiders did rally a little after this, with Bradley seeing an effort go just wide following by a Matthew Shevlin shot over the top.

There was almost a third for Larne with just over a quarter-of-an-hour remaining but Bonis was unlucky when his finish from a Randall through ball came back off the post.

But Bonis wasn't to be denied right at the end when, from a Lee Lynch cross, he bagged Larne's third - and his second - with an acrobatic effort.

Larne: Ferguson, Balmer, Kelly, Watson, Sule, Herron, Nasseri, Randall, Doherty, Bonis, Cosgrove subs Devlin (not used), Hale (not used), McDaid (replaced Nasseri 69), Lynch (replaced Herron 40), Mitchell (replaced Randall 75), Hughes (not used), Jarvis (not used)

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Jarvis, Lowry, Bradley, Carson, O'Donnell, Traynor, Kelly, Shevlin, Tosh subs Gallagher (not used), McLaughlin (not used), Allen (replaced Jarvis 60), Elliott (not used), Stewart (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   3 - 0 Coleraine
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Navid Nasseri

    Larne

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Larne

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rohan Ferguson

    Larne

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Jarvis

    Coleraine

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lyndon Kane

    Coleraine

    56'
  • GOAL

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    41'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John Herron

    Larne

    40'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Lynch

    Larne

    40'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Traynor

    Coleraine

    38'
  • GOAL

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    24'

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson 68'
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Graham Kelly
  • Albert Watson
  • Lee Bonis 79' 24' 90'
  • Fuad Sule
  • John Herron red substitution 40'
  • Navid Nasseri red substitution 69'
  • Mark Randall red substitution 75' 41'
  • Ben Doherty
  • Tomas Cosgrove

Substitutes

  • Conor Devlin
  • Ronan Hale
  • David McDaid green substitution 69'
  • Lee Lynch green substitution 40'
  • Andy Mitchell green substitution 75'
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Dean Jarvis

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane 56'
  • Aaron Jarvis red substitution 60'
  • Stephen Lowry
  • Eoin Bradley
  • Josh Carson
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Aaron Traynor 38'
  • Patrick Kelly
  • Matthew Shevlin
  • Lewis Tosh

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • James McLaughlin
  • Curtis Allen green substitution 60'
  • Jack Elliott
  • Michael Stewart
© Jonathan Porter/PressEye

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