Causeway Chronicle

Are Coleraine hitting form at just the right time ahead of European Play Off?


Next up at the Showgrounds on Saturday is Glentoran

Here’s our columnist Irish League Stats Man with all you need to know…
Coleraine go into the match on a six-league game unbeaten run (including four fixtures v top six teams)
It’s the best run of league form this season and best run since 14/02/23.
Coleraine have drawn four league games in a row for the first time September 2018.
The 2-2 draw with Cliftonville last time out ended a five-game losing streak against the Reds in all competitions.
Matthew Shevlin scored his ninth league goal in 21 games this season.
Jamie Glackin had his ninth league assist from 24 games this season.
The draw also guaranteed Cliftonville a Top 3 finish and confirmed that Coleraine will play either Glentoran or Crusaders away in the European Play Off semi final.
Coleraine’s home league form this season:
Played 18
Won 6
Drew 6
Lost 6
Scored 25
Conceded 26
Clean sheets 5
Coleraine are unbeaten at home in their last five league games, with two wins and three draws
Coleraine finished 2023 and started 2024 with six league defeats in a row, but since 27th January 2024 they have only lost one of their eight league fixtures, which included five Top Six teams.
Last time out 13/01/24
Glentoran 6 Coleraine 0 (Oval)
Previous league fixtures at Coleraine Showgrounds
13/11/23 Coleraine 0 Glentoran 0
11/02/23 Coleraine 2 Glentoran 2
11/11/22 Coleraine 0 Glentoran 0
23/04/22 Coleraine 3 Glentoran 2
22/12/21 Coleraine 0 Glentoran 2
16/04/21 Coleraine 1 Glentoran 1
Coleraine have only lost one of their last 13 home league fixtures against Glentoran: Won 6 Drew 6
Oran Kearney’s record against Glentoran in all competitions:
Played 45
Won 13
Drew 23
Lost 9
Scored 55
Conceded 54

Form table (last six league games)

  GPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Crusaders6510103716
2Larne64111221013
3Linfield6411145913
4Coleraine624094510
5Glentoran62227618
6Loughgall6213121117
7Carrick Rangers6213111107
8Glenavon6213912-37
9Cliftonville62131014-47
10Dungannon6213813-57
11Ballymena Utd6105515-103
12Newry City6105520-153
  • Home table (Season 23/24)
  GPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Larne18143146123445
2Linfield16131247163140
3Cliftonville17113340142636
4Glentoran1895448192932
5Coleraine186662526-124
6Crusaders166462317622
7Glenavon176381923-421
8Dungannon175393033-318
9Loughgall1843112835-715
10Carrick Rangers1641111526-1113
11Ballymena Utd
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