Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 17 November 2023 (kick off: 8.00 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 1839

Referee: Keith Kennedy

Larne home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Coleraine
  •   Joe Thomson 12'
  •   Leroy Millar 89'
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Joe Thomson celebrates opening the scoring ©Pacemaker Press

THOMSON AND MILLAR SECURE THE POINTS FOR LARNE

A goal in each half saw Larne defeat Coleraine on a wet night at Inver Park.

The hosts might have moved in front with around ten minutes on the clock when Leroy Millar met the ball at the back post, and headed it across the face of goal before defender Kieran Farren was on hand to clear the danger.

But Larne did seize the advantage on 12 minutes through the on form Joe Thomson who ran into the box to connect with a Sean Graham cross and direct a downward header past Gareth Deane.

Levi Ives came close to doubling Larne's lead midway through the first half but his left-foot effort was saved low to his left by Bannsiders keeper Deane.

Coleraine could have levelled a few minutes from the break when Jamie Glackin pounced on an error by keeper Rohan Ferguson only for his shot on goal to be cleared off the line by Cian Bolger.

Chances were at something of a premium after the break due in no small part to the incessant rain, but Larne did almost grab a second at the midway point in the second half when substitute Lee Bonis turned a header just past an upright after meeting another Graham delivery from the left.

Then, with around seven minutes to go, Tiernan Lynch's side could have settled the game after Andy Ryan flicked the ball for Bonis to run onto one-on-one with Deane, but the visiting keeper correctly dived to his left to turn the ball away for a corner.

However the defending champions did bag their second goal with a minute of normal time remaining courtesy of a Millar finish after he had found himself unmarked to head home an Ives corner.

Larne: Ferguson, Donnelly, Thomson, Randall, O'Neill, Ives, Bolger, Millar, Cosgrove, Graham, Orozco subs Dowling, Want, Farquhar, Bonis, Lloyd, Glynn, Ryan

Coleraine: Deane, D. Jarvis, Kelly, McKendry, Shevlin, Carson, Farren, Glackin, O'Mahony, Wallace, Scott subs Gallagher, A. Jarvis, McDaid, Mitchell, McCrudden, Devine, Gaston

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   2 - 0 Coleraine
  •  Yellow Card

    Josh Carson

    Ballymena United

    90+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kieran Farren

    Departed Players

    90+1'
  • GOAL

    Leroy Millar

    Larne

    89'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McKendry

    Larne

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Micheal Glynn

    Larne

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Donnelly

    Larne

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shaun Want

    Larne

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Graham Kelly

    Coleraine

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jake Wallace

    Limavady United

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mitchell

    Dungannon Swifts

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Jarvis

    Ballymena United

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Thomson

    Larne

    55'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Ryan

    Larne

    55'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jaziel Orozco

    Departed Players

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    36'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Scott

    Coleraine

    16'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McCrudden

    Limavady United

    16'
  • GOAL

    Joe Thomson

    Larne

    12'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    10'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Glenavon

    10'
  •  Yellow Card

    Cian Bolger

    Larne

    1'

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Aaron Donnelly red substitution 70'
  • Joe Thomson red substitution 55' 12'
  • Mark Randall red substitution 83'
  • Paul O'Neill 36' red substitution 55'
  • Levi Ives
  • Cian Bolger 1'
  • Leroy Millar 89'
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Sean Graham
  • Jaziel Orozco 46'

Substitutes

  • Aidan Dowling
  • Shaun Want green substitution 70'
  • Craig Farquhar
  • Lee Bonis green substitution 55'
  • Kieran Lloyd
  • Micheal Glynn green substitution 83'
  • Andy Ryan green substitution 55'

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Dean Jarvis
  • Graham Kelly red substitution 65'
  • Conor McKendry 84'
  • Matthew Shevlin red substitution 10'
  • Josh Carson 90+1'
  • Kieran Farren 90+1'
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Jack O'Mahony
  • Jake Wallace red substitution 65'
  • Andy Scott red substitution 16'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • David McDaid green substitution 10'
  • Andrew Mitchell green substitution 65'
  • Michael McCrudden green substitution 16'
  • Senan Devine
  • Alfie Gaston
  • Aaron Jarvis green substitution 65'

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