Causeway Chronicle

Coina make most of extra man advantage

Fergal Coyle, another impressive display for Coina

Coina welcomed locals Magherafelt Reds to Meadowbank on a cold Saturday morning for their first meeting of the 23/24 campaign.

Coina kicked off the game and controlled a lot of the play for the opening ten minutes which seen them earn a corner where Fergal Coyle put in a perfect delivery played onto the head of Raymond Duggan who headed the ball into the roof of the Magherafelt Reds’ Net putting Coina 1-0 up ten minutes into the game.

Coina continued to apply pressure on the Magherafelt Reds defence time after time but with little success until a little over 5 minutes from the half Coina were awarded a free kick twenty five metres from the net from which Fergal Coyle struck at the Magherafelt Reds’ keeper which seen the keeper make an error and the ball ending up in the bottom left corner of the net putting Coina 2-0 up with seven minutes to the half. 

Coina started the second half of football very much like the first in a dominating manor controlling the ball for the opening 5 where a foul was committed on a Coina player which seen a second yellow shown to Reds’ Midfielder Hawethorne leaving Reds 2-0 down as well as down to 10 men.

Coina took advantage of Reds’ disadvantage and pushed on with the aid of a few fresh legs seen Cahal Chambers down the right wing put a perfect pass into Charlie Diamond who slotted the ball by the Reds’ Keeper earning himself a debut goal as well as putting the Coina 3-0 up, allowing them to ride out the rest of the game.

COINA ROVERS – 1. B. McErlean 2. C. McGlone 3. R. Totten 4. N. Bateson 5. M. Mullan 6. J. Crawford 7. C. Diamond 8. R. Duggan 9. C. Chambers 10. P. Diamond 11. F. Coyle 

SUBSTITUTES -( 12. T. Quinn for 7. F. Coyle (53), 14. J. McNally for 10. P. Diamond (65), B. Dobbin for C. McGlone (65), 15. M.Walshe for 4. N. Bateson (72), 16. S. Turner for 7. C. Diamond(72)) 

BOOKINGS– ( Yellow Card – F. Coyle, M. Mullan, J. Wilson (Head Coach)

MAGHERAFELT REDS – 1. C. Martin, 2. G. Doyle, 3. R. McKeever 4. N. Swann 5. S. Quinn, 7. B. Colgan, 8. G. Hawthorne, 9. R. McGeehan, 10. S. O’Neill, 11. L. Wallace, 15. R. Wallace 

SUBSTITUTES-( 14. M. McGeoch for 2. G. Doyle (54), 12. C. Martin for 11. L Wallace (55), 17. D. Sheridan for S. O’Neill (55), 7. B. Colgan for 16. S. Meharg (69)

BOOKINGS– ( Yellow Card -R. McKeever, G. Hawthorne x2. Red Card- G. Hawthorne )

Coina Rovers would like to extend their thanks to all Sponsors; McMasters Bar, Regan’s Bar, Kelly’s Eurospar, Kelly & Co, Ace Oils and Vivo, The Loup.

Coina Rovers Man Of The Match Caolin McGlone alongside Debut Goalscorer Charlie Diamond.
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