Causeway Chronicle

Man of the Match Shevlin double stretches unbeaten home run

Matthew Shevlin celebrates his two goals against Glentoran during Saturday’s 2-1 win at the showgrounds.

Coleraine 2 Glentoran 1

Coleraine continued their fantastic home record against Glentoran at a wind swept Showgrounds today.

The Bannsiders have now lost only one of their last FOURTEEN league fixtures against the Glens at Ballycastle Road.

In doing so, they also stretched their current unbeaten run to seven games.

But it was a day of mixed emotions for Aidan Tejada.

The 16-year-old midfielder was handed his debut from the start but had to come off injured midway through the first half following an earlier 50-50 challenge with Patrick McClean.

Coleraine survived strong penalty appeals after a quarter of an hour when David Fisher went down under a challenge from ‘keeper Rory Brown who appeared to catch him – but referee Steven Gregg awarded a corner.

Jamie Glackin had his side’s first effort two minutes later, shooting wide from distance.

Josh Carson wasn’t far away from the opener on 25 minutes but he headed Jamie McGonigle’s cross over.

At the other end Brown pulled off a fine stop on the half hour mark to keep out James Singleton’s shot.

The effort was there from both teams but clear chances were limited throughout the first half.

Carson attempted to catch Aaron McCarey off his line early in the second half after dispossessing Niall McGinn.

The impressive Carson went close moments later with a free kick which hit the side netting.

Coleraine broke the deadlock after 55 minutes in style.

Matthew Shevlin collected Faud Sule’s misplaced pass, turned quickly and smashed a stunning shot past the helpless McCarey.

The Glens had an opportunity to level within two minutes but Bobby Burns headed McGinn’s cross over from close range.

Another defensive howler handed Coleraine their second goal on 70 minutes.

Luke McCullough gave the ball straight to man of the match Shevlin who couldn’t believe his luck as he slotted home.

Glentoran got themselves back into the contest 13 minutes from time when McClean fired home after a period of pressure in the box.

And Jay Donnelly squandered a great chance to level in the 90th minute but headed over when he should have scored.

The Bannsiders saw out five minutes of injury time to pocket maximum points.

Coleraine are back in midweek action when they travel to take on Linfield on Tuesday evening.

Tickets are required for this game and anyone still requiring tickets can purchase them from the club shop between noon and 5pm on Tuesday.

Coleraine 13 Rory Brown GK 2 Lyndon Kane 3 Dean Jarvis 5 Graham Kelly 9 Matthew Shevlin 11 Joshua Carson 15 Stephen O’Donnell CP 17 Jamie Glackin 18 Jack Scott 19 Jamie McGonigle 70 Aidan Tejada Substitutions 12 Martin Gallagher GK 6 Aaron Jarvis 10 David McDaid 14 Kieran Farren 16 Lee Lynch 29 Andrew Scott 31 Senan Devine

Glentoran 1 Aaron McCarey GK 4 Luke McCullough CP 6 Robert (bobby) Burns 8 Rhys Marshall 12 James Singleton 15 Fuad Sule 19 David Fisher 22 Patrick McClean 28 Jonathan Russell 38 Niall McGinn 40 Chukwuemeka Uzokwe Substitutions 25 Oliver Webber GK 3 Marcus Kane 7 Seamus McCartan 9 Jay Donnelly 11 Daire O’Connor 18 Harry Murphy 21 Charlie Lindsay

Referee: Steven Gregg
1st assistant: Adam Jeffrey 2nd assistant: David Burns 4th official: Glenn Buchanan

Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle

Man of the Match Matthew Shevlin receives his award from Bobby Farren after Coleraine’s 2-1 win over the Glens.

Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Pic: Maurice Bradley, Causeway Chronicle
Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson