Causeway Chronicle

Bannsiders bid to bounce back

What a massive game for Coleraine on Saturday.

The Bannsiders will be hoping to get back on track after suffering the Blues in midweek.

Glenavon dumped Oran Kearney’s outfit out of the BetMcLean Cup on Tuesday, just days after holding them to a draw with ten men in the league.

It’s just win in six going into Saturday’s latest test.

Supporters weren’t slow in making their feelings very clear at the Showgrounds in midweek after the disappointing cup exit.

Despite missing key players, Coleraine somehow need to get those frustrated fans back on track and quickly.

Victory on Saturday and at home to Dungannon Swifts the following week would certainly help.

Despite a cup exit of their own against Championship Portadown, Loughgall certainly won’t make life easy this weekend.

The Villagers have impressed on their return to the top flight this season.

They have claimed some big scalps along the way and pushed Coleraine earlier in the season before eventually losing 2-1.

Conor McKendry and Andrew Mitchell were on the mark on the occasion back in August.

In the current climate, Coleraine would gladly take a repeat of that scoreline.


Maurice Bradley