Causeway Chronicle

Coleraine’s visit to Solitude

It’s a return to league action for Coleraine this weekend.
The Bannsiders make the trip to Solitude off the back of a morale boosting victory over Glenavon on their last outing.Here’s the facts you need to know before the clash with the title challenging Reds.
Last time out in the league (28.10.2023) Coleraine Showgrounds:
Coleraine 1 Cliftonville 2
Previous league fixtures at Solitude:
26/09/23 Cliftonville 5 Coleraine 0
10/05/23 Cliftonville 2 Coleraine 1
07/04/23 Cliftonville 2 Coleraine 2
21/01/23 Cliftonville 2 Coleraine 2
12/02/22 Cliftonville 2 Coleraine 0
31/08/21 Cliftonville 2 Coleraine 1
Coleraine’s last league win at Solitude was on 19/12/2020.
Cliftonville 0 Coleraine 2 (James McLaughlin 55, 83)
Coleraine have only won one of their last 11 league fixtures at Solitude.
Coleraine v Cliftonville has been a common cup fixture in recent years.
They have met in the Irish Cup:
23/24 Fifth round at. Coleraine Showgrounds (Coleraine 0 Cliftonville 3)
22/23 Last 16 at Solitude (Cliftonville 5-3 on pens)
21/22 Quarter finals at Solitude (Cliftonville 2 Coleraine 1)
17/18 Final at Windsor Park (Coleraine 3 Cliftonville 1)

League Cup:
22/23 semi-final at Solitude (Coleraine 7-6 on pens)
21/22 Final at Windsor Park (Cliftonville 4 Coleraine 3 AET)
The teams have met an incredible 20 times since the start of the 20/21 season in all competitions, Coleraine winning four, Ciftonville winning 12, with four draws.
Since the start of the 09/10 season, Joe Gormley has the most goals in this fixture with 17 in 42 appearances.

Oran Kearney’s record against Cliftonville:
Played 50
Won 17
Drew 11
Lost 22
Scored 72
Conceded 88
Oran’s record at Solitude:
Played 26
Won 9
Lost 13
Drew 4
Cliftonville have only lost four of their last 39 home league games.
Won 24
Drew 11
Lost 4
The Reds have only lost one of their 13 home league games this season, conceding just six goals and keeping eight clean sheets.
Coleraine come into the game after their first win in seven in the league against Glenavon last time out.
The Bannsiders have won four of their 13 away games this season and won four of their last 19 away league games overall.
Coleraine have won three of their last 16 away league fixtures against Top Six opposition, losing 10 and drawing three.

League stats so far this season:
Top goal scorers

Conor McKendry 10
Matthew Shevlin 5
Josh Carson 3
David McDaid 3

Conor McKendry 6
Jamie Glackin 5
Lee Lynch 3
Andrew Scott 3

Yellow cards
Dean Jarvis 10
Conor McKendry 8
Jamie Glackin 6
Lyndon Kane 5


Maurice Bradley