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Matches don’t come much tougher than a trip to the champions!

Coleraine take on Larne at Inver Park on Friday night.

Or should that be Fortress Inver! The Reds have lost only once in their last 27 home games…against Coleraine.

Here’s all the big game facts and figures you need to know…

Larne v Coleraine Friday 17th November 19:45

·         Larne have only lost one of their last 27 home league games and that was against Coleraine on 25/11/22, with goals from Conor McKendry and Matthew Shevlin

Larne home record in that time reads

·         Played 27

·         Won 19

·         Drew 7

·         Lost 1

·         Scoring 57

·         Conceding 13

·         Clean sheets 18

·         Points 64/81

·         Average points per game 2.37

·         Larne have only lost four of their last 38 league games home and away and two of those defeats where at the hands of Coleraine

Last time out (Coleraine Showgrounds)

·         19/08/23 Coleraine 0 Larne 0

Previous league results at Inver Park

·         25/11/22 Larne 0 Coleraine 2

·         01/10/22 Larne 2 Coleraine 0

·         08/04/22 Larne 3 Coleraine 0

·         27/08/21 Larne 4 Coleraine 2 

·         Coleraine have picked up two wins from their seven fixtures this season against top six sides (won 2, drew , lost 4). Both came away from home at the Oval and Seaview.

·         Coleraine have only scored one goal in the first 15 minutes of league fixtures this season – the lowest in the league.

·         15 out of the 26 goals (57%) Coleraine have conceded in the league this season have come in the first 15 minutes (6) and final 15 minutes plus stoppage time (9) The most in this time period in the league. 

·         Coleraine 22 league goals in 16 matches is the lowest by any of the top 6 sides.

Coleraine will have six former Larne players in their squad as they travel to Inver Park on Friday night

·         Dean Jarvis

·         Andy Scott

·         Lee Lynch

·         Graham Kelly

·         Davy McDaid

·         Conor McKendry

Lee Lynch League stats only

·         Played 50

·         Started 42

·         Subbed on 8

·         Subbed off 16

·         Sub and didn’t come on 3

·         Wins 23 (46%)

·         Draws 9 (18%)

·         Losses 18 (36%)

·         Goals 4

·         Yellow cards 2

Sports Direct Premier League 23/24 away table

  GPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Linfield8701156921
2Crusaders85211981117
3Cliftonville8503136715
4Larne8431115615
5Glentoran8422107314
6Coleraine84131114-313
7Loughgall73221115-411
8Carrick Rangers93151531-1610
9Newry City83051018-89
10Glenavon92161122-117
11Ballymena Utd7205512-76
12Dungannon8044817-94

Form table last 6 league games

  GPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Linfield65011441015
2Larne642094514
3Cliftonville6402104612
4Crusaders632196311
5Coleraine6312106410
6Carrick Rangers63031214-29
7Glenavon630379-29
8Glentoran622212758
9Loughgall62041320-76
10Ballymena Utd6114611-54
11Newry City6105411-73
12Dungannon6024414-102

Down memory lane 01/03/19 Irish Cup Quarter Final 

Larne 3 (McDaid 21,31&85) Coleraine 5 (Bradley 60, 82(p), McGonigle 90+3, 116 & Tilney (og) 93 (After extra time)

Johns, Lowry, Bradley, McConaghie, Burns (McLaughlin ’87 mins), O’Donnell, Canning, Doherty, Edgar (Mullan ’91 mins), Glackin (Carson ’46 mins), Shiels (McGonigle ’57 mins).

Subs Not Used: Doherty (GK), Parkhill, King.

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