Causeway Chronicle

Reds triumph against unlucky Coleraine

 Coleraine. 1. Cliftonville. 2

Coleraine certainly won’t want to see Cliftonville again in a hurry!

Just weeks after a 5-0 mauling at Solitude, the Reds once again inflicted defeat, this time at the Showgrounds.

The Bannsiders were hoping to bounce back after last weekend’s derby defeat.

But Jim Magilton’s side once again came out on top.

It was harsh on Coleraine who dominated large spells of the contest.

A much improved performance from their last encounter.

With Matthew Shevlin suspended, manager Oran Kearney opted to go with Davy McDaid in attack.

The home side started brightly and only the woodwork prevented them taking an early lead, Conor McKendry’s fifth minute volley hitting the top of the crossbar. McKendry was causing problems and he brought a save out of David Odumuso just after the quarter of an hour mark.

Jamie Glackin was next to try his luck, shooting wide after 20 minutes as the home side continued to force the pace.

Joe Gormley had his first sighter on 26 minutes on a rare Cliftonville attack but was off target.

Odomuso came to his side’s rescue again five minutes before the interval when he pushed a Glackin drive around the post and Shea Kearney had a shot parried by Gareth Deane just on half time.

Coleraine started the second half well again. But it was the Reds who edged ahead after 57 minutes.

And, of course, it had to be ex Bannsider Ben Wilson who struck. The striker was left free at the back post to smash home Kearney’s cross.

McDaid had a chance to equalise after 65 minutes but failed to get on the end of an inviting Dean Jarvis cross.

McKendry showed how it should be done as he deservedly fired Coleraine level on 68 minutes, cutting inside before rifling the ball into the roof of the net.

Cliftonville regained their lead on 77 minutes as substitute Sam Ashford made no mistake from close range after excellent work from Stephen Mallon. It proved to be the winner.

Josh Carson struck the crossbar in the final minute with a free kick. It summed up Coleraine’s luck on the day.

A tough one to take for Oran Kearney’s side who were the better team, but ultimately ended up empty handed.

Coleraine: 1 Gareth Deane GK 2 Lyndon Kane C 3 Dean Jarvis 5 Graham Kelly 7 Conor McKendry 10 David McDaid 11 Joshua Carson 14 Kieran Farren 17 Jamie Glackin 23 Jake Wallace 29 Andrew Scott Substitutions 12 Martin Gallagher GK 6 Aaron Jarvis 16 Lee Lynch 21 Jack O’Mahony 22 Andrew Mitchell 26 Michael McCrudden 28 Lee McLaughlin.

Cliftonville:

23 David Odumosu GK 4 Jonathan Addis 6 Christopher Gallagher 8 Rory Hale 15 Reece Jordan 17 Ronan Doherty 19 Joseph Gormley C 22 Odhrán Casey 24 Luke Turner 26 Shea Kearney 27 Ben Wilson Substitutions 1 Nathan Gartside GK 2 Conor Aindriu Pepper 5 Luke Kenny 10 Stephen Mallon 13 Kris Lowe
20 Samuel Ashford 25 Ronan Hale

Referee: Tim Marshall
1st assistant: George Argyropoulos 2nd assistant: Gavin Hegarty
4th official: Jamie Robinson
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the
team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Coleraine more than matched Cliftonville at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds this afternoon, and for spells, dominated and dictated the pace of play. However, despite a man of the match display from Conor McKendry, the Bannsiders suffered a 2-1 defeat. This was a greatly improved display from the team in all departments across the park – just not the result their efforts deserved. Pic: Maurice Bradley
Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson