Causeway Chronicle

‘Fan’tastic Cup tie atmosphere at the Showgrounds

Full credit to Coleraine and Cliftonville fans who turned out in numbers for last night’s Irish Cup tie at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds.

Despite the game being televised and torrential rain before kick-off Coleraine fans turned out in numbers to support their team’s bid for Irish Cup success. Add to that several hundred Cliftonville fans and the atmosphere was set for what was an an excellent cup tie.

Two controversial red cards, Ashford of Cliftonville and Kane of Coleraine marred an evenly contested tie which went to extra time.

Here, Cliftonville’s Ronan Hale broke the deadlock with a screamer past Coleraine’s debut keeper Brown in the first half of extra time. The striker took advantage of Coleraine pressing for an equaliser to add another two in the second half of injury time to complete his hat-trick and practically empty the Showgrounds of home fans before the final whistle.

Causeway Chronicle was at the game as the Coleraine and Cliftonville fans arrive.

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