Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 9 December 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Coleraine Showgrounds

Attendance: 2508

Referee: Evan Boyce

Coleraine home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Crusaders
  •   Aaron Jarvis 12'
  •   Evan McLaughlin 61'
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Evan McLaughlin is congratulated after doubling Coleraine's lead ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

FRIDAY NIGHT DELIGHT FOR BANNSIDERS

Coleraine bagged a goal in each half as they recorded a two-goal victory over Crusaders at The Showgrounds.

The Bannsiders moved in front after 12 minutes when Josh Carson's 25-yard free-kick crashed back off the crossbar but Aaron Jarvis reacted quickest to follow up with a header past Johnny Tuffey from close range.

Coleraine almost doubled their advantage midway through the first half after Conor McDermott delivered a low ball across the face of goal only for Carson to fail to connect.

Crusaders might have levelled around the half-hour mark following Jordan Forsythe's run and cross down the right but Adam Lecky could only direct his subsequent header just past an upright.

The Crues ended the first half on top in terms of possession and chances, threatening when Billy Joe Burns saw a goal bound effort blocked before Philip Lowry nodded wide from a Ross Clarke free-kick.

The second half started as the first half ended with only a well timed Jarvis tackle denying Lowry before Paul Heatley produced a good save from keeper Gareth Deane.

However, Coleraine doubled their lead just after the hour a little against the run of play when Dean Jarvi did well to cut the ball back from the touchline for Evan McLaughlin to send a scuffed effort beyond Tuffey from inside the area.

Lecky squandered an opportunity later in the game in an attempt to pull one back for the Crues when he fired straight at Deane from around six yards.

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, D. Jarvis, A. Jarvis, McCrudden, Carson, Farren, O'Donnell, Glackin, E. McLaughlin, McDermott subs Gallagher (not used), Brown (not used), McKendry (replaced E. McLaughlin 85), Lowry (replaced Glackin 85), J. McLaughlin (not used), O'Mahony (replaced Carson 68), Shevlin (replaced McCrudden 68)

Crusaders: Tuffey, B.J. Burns, Robinson, Lowry, Lecky, Caddell, Forsythe, Thompson, Heatley, Clarke, Barr subs Murphy (not used), Ebbe (not used), Owens (replaced Barr 78), Steele (not used), McMurray (not used), Boyd (replaced Caddell 46), C. Burns (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Coleraine   2 - 0 Crusaders
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    90+3'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gareth Deane

    Glenavon

    90+2'
  • Gareth Deane

    Glenavon

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Billy Joe Burns

    Crusaders

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Glackin

    Coleraine

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Evan McLaughlin

    Unregistered Players

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McKendry

    Larne

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Lowry

    Coleraine

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ross Clarke

    Crusaders

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lewis Barr

    Crusaders

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Limavady United

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh Carson

    Ballymena United

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack O'Mahony

    Ballymena United

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    68'
  • GOAL

    Evan McLaughlin

    Unregistered Players

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jay Boyd

    Crusaders

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Caddell

    Unregistered Players

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Boyd

    Crusaders

    46'
  • GOAL

    Aaron Jarvis

    Ballymena United

    12'

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane 90+2'
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Dean Jarvis
  • Aaron Jarvis 12'
  • Michael McCrudden red substitution 68'
  • Josh Carson red substitution 68'
  • Kieran Farren
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Jamie Glackin red substitution 85'
  • Evan McLaughlin red substitution 85' 61'
  • Conor McDermott

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Rodney Brown
  • Conor McKendry green substitution 85'
  • Stephen Lowry green substitution 85'
  • James McLaughlin
  • Jack O'Mahony green substitution 68'
  • Matthew Shevlin green substitution 68'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns 88'
  • Joshua Robinson
  • Philip Lowry
  • Adam Lecky
  • Declan Caddell red substitution 46'
  • Jordan Forsythe
  • Gary Thompson
  • Paul Heatley
  • Ross Clarke 84'
  • Lewis Barr red substitution 78'

Substitutes

  • Tom Murphy
  • Dean Ebbe
  • Jordan Owens 90+3' green substitution 78'
  • Aidan Steele
  • Jonathan McMurray
  • Jay Boyd 60' green substitution 46'
  • Corrie Burns

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