Causeway Chronicle

First game of split is home to Cliftonville

It’s the first post-split fixture this Saturday.
Coleraine host Cliftonville . . . looking to bounce back after their midweek defeat to Larne.
Here’s some key stats ahead of kick off.
Coleraine come into the game on their best league run of the season:
Won 2, drawn 3 (Includes three Top Six opponents)
Coleraine are unbeaten in four games at home in the league, only conceding one goal
Coleraine will want to continue their good run into the European Play Off.
The semi-final fixture will see them away to Glentoran or Crusaders, as a sixth place finish for Coleraine is the best they can hope for this season.
It is also highly likely that Cliftonville will finish no lower than third.
Cliftonville come into the match on their worst form of the season.
The Reds have lost three of their last four league games after only losing four of their previous 29 league fixtures.
Remaining 4 league fixtures:
13/04/24 Coleraine v Glentoran
16/04/24 Linfield v Coleraine
20/04/24 Coleraine v Crusaders
27/04/24 Larne v Coleraine
Last time out (10/02/24)
Cliftonville 4 Coleraine 1 (Solitude)
Previous league fixtures at Coleraine Showgrounds:
28/10/23 Coleraine 1 Cliftonville 2
22/10/22 Coleraine 2 Cliftonville 4
13/08/22 Coleraine 3 Cliftonville 1
19/04/22 Coleraine 1 Cliftonville 2
27/11/21 Coleraine 0 Cliftonville 0
01/05/21 Coleraine 2 Cliftonville 0
Coleraine are winless in the last eight fixtures against Cliftonville, conceding 25 goals.
Since start of the 14/15 league season, there have been 19 league fixtures between the sides at the Showgrounds:
Coleraine 9 wins
Cliftonville 5 wins
Draws 5
Oran Kearney’s record in all competitions v Cliftonville:
Played 52 Won 18 Drew 11 Lost 23
Oran has had his most career managerial fixtures against Cliftonville.
Coleraine have used 29 players in the league so far this season.
Four players have played 22 or more league games this season without scoring . . .
Lyndon Kane 29
Andy Scott 29
Graham Kelly 25
Aaron Jarvis 22
Most minutes played in the league so far: Conor McKendry 2579
Top league goal scorer: Conor McKendry 12
Top league assists: Jamie Glackin 8
Youngest league appearance this season: Ciaran O’Hara 17 years 6 months 15 days
Oldest league appearance this season: Stephen Lowry 37 years 5 months
The average age of the 29 players used this season: 26.76

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson