Causeway Chronicle

Coleraine ‘Bogey’ team Glenavon provide stiff challenge 

Can Coleraine get back to winning ways on Saturday?

To do so they will have to overcome a much improved Glenavon.

The Lurgan Blues have been something of a bogey team in recent years – the Bannsiders have just one win from their last 11 league meetings.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of kick off thanks to our popular Stats column.
• Coleraine have lost six league games in a row in the Sports Direct Premiership, conceding 19 goals and scoring five.
• Coleraine have only had one win in their last 10 league games and two wins from their last 14 league matches.
• The Bannsiders haven’t kept a clean sheet for 11 league games, dating back to the home fixture v Glentoran on 13/11/23.
• Unfortunately for all us Coleraine fans, the disappointing league form stretches back to last February.
• Since then, the league record is:
Played 36 Won 10 Drew 7. Lost 19 (53%)
Scored 39 Conceded 65. Clean sheets 6

• Over the 21/22 – 22/23 seasons, Coleraine only lost nine home league games from 39 fixtures but have already lost six this season from 13 league games.

Opening goal (League games 23/24)
• Coleraine scored first seven times from 26 Matches (27%)
• The opponent has scored first 17 times from 26 matches (65%)

Half-time lead (League games 23/24)
• Coleraine have been leading at half time on five occasions from 26 matches (19%)
• Their opponent has been in front at half time 10 times from 26 matches (38%)
• Coleraine have conceded 51 goals this season in 26 league games.
• Coleraine only conceded 39 goals in 38 league games last season.

Current Sports Direct Premiership conceded goals table.
GP GA
Cliftonville 25 15
Larne 26 16
Glentoran 24 24
Linfield 26 26
Crusaders 26 29
Glenavon 25 43
Ballymena U. 26 48
Loughgall 25 49
Coleraine 26 51
Dungannon 26 53
Carrick Rang. 26. 54
Newry City 25 62
Last time out in the league (02/12/23) – Mourneview
Glenavon 1 Coleraine 1
Previous league fixtures at the Showgrounds
07/10/23 Coleraine 4 Glenavon 1
26/08/22 Coleraine 1 Glenavon 3
26/03/22 Coleraine 2 Glenavon 3
08/10/21 Coleraine 0 Glenavon 0
03/04/21 Coleraine 0 Glenavon 0
03/03/20 Coleraine 2 Glenavon 1

Coleraine have only won one of their last 11 league fixtures against Glenavon.
Coleraine have only won three of their last 21 league fixtures against Glenavon at Mourneview Park.
Oran Kearney’s record against Glenavon in all competitions:
Played 41. Won 12. Drew 16. Lost 13
Oran has had one win from his last 12 matches against Glenavon in all competitions.
His fourth ‘most losses’ as Coleraine manager have come against Glenavon the others are,
Linfield lost 23 from 46
Cliftonville lost 22 from 51
Crusaders lost 21 from 46
Glenavon lost 13 from 41
Oran’s ‘most Coleraine wins’ as manager:
Dungannon won 24 from 37
Ballymena won 23 from 43
Carrick won 22 fromm 28
Warrenpoint won 20 from 24

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson