Match Centre

Premiership
Monday 26 December 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Coleraine Showgrounds

Attendance: 3747

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Coleraine home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Conor McKendry 23'
  •   Matthew Shevlin 35'
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Coleraine scorers Matthew Shevlin and Conor McKendry ©Evan Logan/INPHO

BANNSIDERS TOO STRONG FOR SKY BLUES

Coleraine made it six games unbeaten and kept a sixth successive Premiership clean sheet with a Boxing Day defeat of Ballymena United on the Ballycastle Road.

The Bannsiders dominated the early exchanges and duly moved in front midway through the first half after Conor McKendry's ball from the right bypassed everyone on it's way past keeper Sean O'Neill, although Matthew Shevlin initially appeared to get the final touch.

But Shevlin did get on the scoresheet ten minutes before the break. Jamie Glackin burst past a number of United defenders before laying the ball off for Shevlin to fire home in off the underside of the bar.

The visitors attempted something of a comeback in the second half but they could only really point to a Joshua Kelly header over the top.

Indeed, Coleraine might have extended their advantage in the final quarter-of-an-hour when Shevlin went one-on-one with O'Neill but the keeper did well to deal with the threat.

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, D. Jarvis, McKendry, Carson, Farren, O’Donnell, Glackin, O’Mahony, McDermott, Shevlin subs Gallagher, Brown, A. Jarvis, Lowry, McCrudden, Lynch, E. McLaughlin

Ballymena United: O’Neill, Nelson, Redman, Wilson, Whiteside, McDaid, Kelly, McElroy, McCullough, Graham, Place subs Williamson, Waide, Kane, Henderson, McGrory, Gibson, Loughran

  • FULL TIME
    Coleraine   2 - 0 Ballymena United
  • Gareth Deane

    Glenavon

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    David McDaid

    Glenavon

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack O'Mahony

    Ballymena United

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Limavady United

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Evan McLaughlin

    Departed Players

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kym Nelson

    Ballymena United

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McKendry

    Larne

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Lynch

    Departed Players

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mikey Place

    Ballymena United

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Douglas Wilson

    Portadown

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dean Jarvis

    Coleraine

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Redman

    Portadown

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Portadown

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Loughgall

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Loughgall

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jack Henderson

    Portadown

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Scot Whiteside

    Linfield

    38'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    35'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven McCullough

    Portadown

    28'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Portadown

    28'
  • GOAL

    Conor McKendry

    Larne

    23'

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Dean Jarvis 56'
  • Conor McKendry red substitution 69' 23'
  • Josh Carson
  • Kieran Farren
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Jack O'Mahony red substitution 85'
  • Conor McDermott
  • Matthew Shevlin red substitution 85' 35'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Rodney Brown
  • Aaron Jarvis
  • Stephen Lowry
  • Michael McCrudden green substitution 85'
  • Lee Lynch green substitution 69'
  • Evan McLaughlin green substitution 85'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Kym Nelson 73'
  • Ross Redman red substitution 56'
  • Douglas Wilson 60'
  • Scot Whiteside 38'
  • David McDaid 86'
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Paul McElroy red substitution 56'
  • Steven McCullough red substitution 28'
  • Mikey Place 61'
  • Sean Graham

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 56'
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Jack Henderson 52' green substitution 28'
  • Andrew McGrory
  • Jordan Gibson green substitution 56'
  • Caolan Loughran
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