EARLY HALE BRACE SETS REDS ON RIGHT TRACK
Two early Rory Hale goals set Cliftonville up to defeat Coleraine in a cracking game at The Showgrounds.
Hale struck first after just six minutes when he fizzed a low shot past keeper Gareth Deane from around 25 yards out ... and he doubled up just a couple of minutes after that with a right foot finish from an acute angle.
Coleraine pulled one back just before the break thanks to Conor McKendry's deflected effort from just outside the box.
However, the Reds restored their two goal advantage just after the hour when Ryan Curran met a Jamie McDonagh corner with a well taken header.
But back came Coleraine to set up a grandstand finish when, on 77 minutes, Matthew Shevlin steered home Dean Jarvis' ball from close range.
Cliftonville made sure of the points right at the end when, following a counter attack, substitute Joe Gormley headed home their fourth.
Coleraine: Deane, Kane, D. Jarvis, Mullan, McKendry, Carson, O’Donnell, Lynch, Glackin, McDermott, Shevlin subs Gallagher (not used), A. Jarvis (not used), J. McLaughlin (replaced O'Donnell 74), Farren (not used), E. McLaughlin (replaced McKendry 60), O’Mahony (not used)
Cliftonville: Gartside, Addis, Gallagher, Rory Hale, R. Curran, McDonagh. Lowe, Robinson, Doherty, Turner, Ronan Hale subs Talley (not used), C. Curran (replaced McDonagh 83), Gormley (replaced Rory Hale 83), Storey (not used), Casey (not used), Coates (not used), McGuinness (not used)