NO GOALS AT THE SHOWGROUNDS
Neither Coleraine nor Linfield managed to find the net in front of a sold out crowd at The Showgrounds.
The sides traded half chances during the opening exchanges with Conor McDermott testing Chris Johns with a low left foot shot while Michael Newberry headed over from a corner.
Joel Cooper then sent a low effort wide of the post before Matthew Shevlin was unable to touch home a McDermott ball across the face of goal.
Josh Carson then tested Johns with a free-kick early in the second half in what turned out to be one of a few chances in a low key second half.
Coleraine: Gallagher, Kane, Mullan, McKendry, Carson, O’Donnell, Lynch, Glackin, E. McLaughlin, McDermott, Shevlin subs Deane (not used), A. Jarvis (replaced E. McLaughlin 90), J. McLaughlin (replaced Shevlin 84), Farren (not used), O’Mahony (replaced Glackin 86), Dealey (not used), Patton (not used)
Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Newberry, Millar, McClean, Cooper, McDaid, M. Clarke, Finlayson, Fallon, Mulgrew subs Walsh (not used), Callacher (not used), McKee (not used), Devine (replaced Millar 71), Vertainen (replaced Mulgrew 86), Quinn (not used), Palmer (not used)