FIRST HALF GOALS HAND BANNSIDERS THE WIN
Two goals at either end of the first half saw Coleraine defeat leaders Larne at Inver Park.
Matthew Shevlin opened the scoring for the Bannsiders as early as the fourth minute when he got on the end of a Conor McKendry delivery to nod home his 11th goal of the campaign.
Then, in first half stoppage time, McKendry got on the scoresheet himself after getting past a couple of defenders before sending a low left-foot effort past Rohan Ferguson at the near post.
Chasing the game after the break, Larne had their chances when Lee Bonis produced an excellent save from Gareth Deane to keep out his 25-yard effort while Paul O'Neill later fired over from close range.
Larne: Ferguson, Want, Randall, O'Neill, Bonis, Doherty, Donnelly, Gordon, Bolger, Millar, Cosgrove subs McIntyre (not used), Kelly (not used), Sule (replaced Randall 46), Kearns (not used), Hughes (not used), Sloan (replaced Gordon 79), Lusty (replaced O'Neill 67)
Coleraine: Deane, Kane, D. Jarvis, A. Jarvis, McKendry, Carson, Farren, O'Donnell, O'Mahony, McDermott, Shevlin subs Gallagher (not used), Mullan (not used), Lowry (not used), J. McLaughlin (not used), McCrudden (replaced Shevlin 87), Lynch (replaced O'Mahony 74), E. McLaughlin (replaced McKendry 79)