Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 16 February 2024 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Coleraine Showgrounds

Attendance: 3171

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Coleraine home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Linfield
  •   Matthew Shevlin 66'
  •   Jamie McGonigle 76'
  •   Conor McKendry 84'
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BANNSIDERS KNOCK THREE PAST BLUES

Coleraine hit three second half goals to defeat Linfield at The Showgrounds.

In what proved to be a low key first half in front of goal scoring opportunities proved to be somewhat in short supply.

Indeed, neither keeper was tested in the opening quarter-of-an-hour or so until a Kirk Millar cross from the right bypassed the home defence as Darragh McBrien ran onto the ball only to see his effort parried to safety by Coleraine keeper Rory Brown.

Linfield threatened again a few minutes after that when Kyle McClean evaded a couple of tackles before sending a well taken driven effort just past the far post.

Coleraine perhaps came closest in the latter stages of the half after a Jamie McGonigle cross was only headed clear as far as Lyndon Kane on the edge of the area but he wasn't able to keep his subsequent volley from sailing over.

The Bannsiders almost moved in front seven minutes into the second half only for Conor McKendry to see his shot from the edge of the area come back off the woodwork with David Walsh beaten.

But Oran Kearney's side did seize the advantage on 66 minutes, with Matthew Shevlin heading from six yards after Walsh had misjudged a Jamie Glackin corner.

And Coleraine doubled their lead ten minutes after that. On this occasion Kane provided the low cross into the box for McGonigle to direct towards goal amid Linfield claims that the ball hadn't crossed the line.

Then, with six minutes remaining, the game was settled as a contest when McKendry sent an inswinging free-kick in from the right with the ball bypassing everyone on it's way into the net.

Coleraine: Brown, Kane, D. Jarvis, Kelly, McKendry, Lowry, Shevlin, O'Donnell, Glackin, Scott, McGonigle subs Gallagher, A. Jarvis, McDaid, Farren, Lynch, Cole, Scott

Linfield: Walsh, Finlayson, East, Shields, Millar, McClean, McBrien, Clarke, McKee, Mulgrew, McGee subs Wilkins, Fitzpatrick, McCullough, Annett, Archer, Doherty, Graham

  • FULL TIME
    Coleraine   3 - 0 Linfield
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McKendry

    Larne

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Scott

    Coleraine

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Braiden Graham

    Linfield

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Lynch

    Coleraine

    86'
  • GOAL

    Conor McKendry

    Larne

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Glackin

    Coleraine

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Jarvis

    Ballymena United

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor McKendry

    Larne

    79'
  • GOAL

    Jamie McGonigle

    Coleraine

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Darragh McBrien

    Linfield

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Clarke

    Unregistered Players

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Fitzpatrick

    Linfield

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhys Annett

    Linfield

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aodhan Doherty

    Unregistered Players

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Finlayson

    Unregistered Players

    70'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Shevlin

    Coleraine

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen O'Donnell

    Coleraine

    16'

Coleraine

  • Rory Brown
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Dean Jarvis
  • Graham Kelly
  • Stephen Lowry
  • Matthew Shevlin red substitution 86' 66'
  • Stephen O'Donnell 16'
  • Jamie Glackin red substitution 80'
  • Jack Scott
  • Jamie McGonigle 76'
  • Conor McKendry 79' red substitution 88' 84'

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Aaron Jarvis green substitution 80'
  • David McDaid
  • Kieran Farren
  • Lee Lynch green substitution 86'
  • Darren Cole
  • Andy Scott green substitution 88'

Linfield

  • David Walsh
  • Daniel Finlayson 70'
  • Euan East
  • Chris Shields
  • Kirk Millar
  • Kyle McClean
  • Darragh McBrien red substitution 71'
  • Matthew Clarke red substitution 71'
  • Chris McKee 61' red substitution 88'
  • Jamie Mulgrew red substitution 71'
  • Ethan McGee

Substitutes

  • Jack Wilkins
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick green substitution 71'
  • Dane McCullough
  • Rhys Annett green substitution 71'
  • Joshua Archer
  • Aodhan Doherty green substitution 71'
  • Braiden Graham green substitution 88'
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