HALE STRIKES TWICE AS REDS SALVAGE POINT
Ronan Hale found the net at the end of each half as Cliftonville shared the points with Coleraine at Solitude.
The Bannsiders needed just four minutes to open the scoring when Lyndon Kane found the net from distance with a spectacular strike past Nathan Gartside.
Coleraine might have doubled their advantage just after the quarter-of-an-hour mark but Conor McKendry's free-kick from the edge of the area fell just wide of the post.
Cliftonville began to come into the game more after this. Rory Hale blazed an effort over from outside the area while brother Ronan squandered two opportunities to equalise, seeing one chance saved by Gareth Deane while the other drifted past the upright.
However, he did get the Reds back onto level terms moments from the break with a superb strike from distance.
Cliftonville might have moved in front early in the second half but Ryan Curran could only head over from close range while Ronan Halr tested Deane with a volley from the edge of the area.
Coleraine regained the lead on the hour through Andy Scott with an easy finish past Gartside after Jamie Glackin made the most of confusion in the defence to tee him up.
But, two minutes into stoppage time, Ronan came to Cliftonville's rescue for a second time with a deflected free-kick past Deane from the edge of the area to earn a point for Paddy McLaughlin's side.
Cliftonville: Gartside, Addis, Gallagher, C. Curran, Rory Hale, R. Curran, R. Doherty, Casey, Turner, Ronan Hale, Moore subs G. Doherty, Parkhouse, McDonagh, Traynor, Rocks, Gormley, Coates
Coleraine: Deane, Kane, D. Jarvis, McKendry, Farren, O’Donnell, Lynch, Glackin, McDermott, Shevlin, Scott subs Gallagher, Mullan, McCrudden, Fyfe, O’Mahony, Devine, Gaston