Causeway Chronicle

Rejuvenated Coleraine visit Newry

Coleraine turned on the style last Friday to stun title challengers Linfield at the Showgrounds.
Can the Bannsiders kick on from that superb 3-0 win?

They will have to overcome relegation threatened Newry City on Saturday to do so.
Here’s the facts that matter going into this one…

Coleraine have lost their last four away league games and only won one of their last eight away league games.

Last time out 13/10/23 Newry 0 Coleraine 2 (Newry Showgrounds)
Previous league fixtures v Newry away:
13/10/23 Newry 0 Coleraine 2
10/01/23 Newry 1 Coleraine 2
15/03/19 Newry 1 Coleraine 4
29/09/18 Newry 1 Coleraine 1
Coleraine have won their last six games in a row against Newry in the league.
Newry’s last home league win was on 12/11/2022 (469 days on Saturday)
Their home record in that time: played 25 lost 20 drew 5.
Oran Kearney’s record against Newry in all competitions:
Played 7
Won 7
Scored 15
Conceded 3
Coleraine home league record this season:
Played 15
Won 6
Drew 3
Lost 6
Coleraine away league record this season:
Played 14
Won 4
Drew 2
Lost 8
The Bannsiders have conceded the opening goal in 18 of their 29 league games this season.(62%)
Coleraine have only led at half time in five of their 29 league games and have been behind on 11 occasions.
Oran’s side have conceded the most league goals (27) in the first 15 minutes (10) of league games and the last 15 minutes (17) plus stoppage time.
This is the highest for any team in the league and makes up 49% of their overall conceded goals.
Coleraine have conceded 55 league goals this season 29 games.
Their totals in previous seasons were:
22/23 Conceded 39
21/22 Conceded 45
21/20 Conceded 35
Current players Matthew Shevlin, Jamie McGonigle and Conor McKendry have scored 119 Irish League goals in total, with 41 assists.
Their individual league records are:
Matthew Shevlin – Played 108, scored 47, assists 8.
Jamie McGonigle – Played 149, scored 52, assists 17.
Conor McKendry – Played 82, scored 20, assists 16.emaining fixtures before the split:
09/03/24 Larne (H)
16/03/24 Crusaders (A)
23/03/24 Dungannon (H)

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson