Down Memory Lane
COLERAINE reached the quarter-final stage of the Irish Cup in 2019 with a clinical performance against Dergview…
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Coleraine 3-0 Dergview
Goals – Doherty (‘3 mins), McLaughlin (’22 mins), Shiels (’70 mins)
COLERAINE produced a professional performance to sweep past Dergview and set-up a quarter-final clash against Larne.
The Bannsiders made a quick start and took the lead after three minutes as the energetic Ben Doherty picked the ball up just after halfway line and made a strong run towards goal. The January signing left fly from the edge of the box and his effort found the top corner.
On 22 minutes, that lead was doubled as Jamie Glackin slipped the ball into the path of Mark Edgar. The full-back drilled the ball into the box and James McLaughlin profited from close range via the crossbar. A third nearly arrived moments later as Gareth McConaghie’s free-kick cannoned the post.
Rodney McAree’s side made a slow start to the second-half and it took until the hour mark for the next chance on goal as McLaughlin fired over the bar from Jamie McGonigle’s clever knock down.
Former Rangers and Kilmarnock midfielder Dean Shiels was handed his debut but it was Dergview who nearly halved the advantage as Andrew Sproule’s header cannoned the crossbar with Chris Johns well beaten.
However, the Cup holders’ passage was secured on 70 minutes as a corner-kick found its way to Shiels at the back post and the ex-Northern Ireland international made no mistake from close range.
There would be a further boost for the Bannsiders as Stephen O’Donnell made his return from injury, with Dylan King also handed his debut after signing on transfer deadline day.
The Stripes would carve out further half chances but Shiels, Jamie Glackin and Ian Parkhill failed to convert as Coleraine face Larne in the next round.
COLERAINE: Johns, Mullan, Lowry (O’Donnell ’75 mins), McLaughlin (Shiels ’63 mins), McConaghie (King ’73 mins), Parkhill, McGonigle, Canning, Doherty, Edgar, Glackin.
Subs Not Used: Doherty (GK), Douglas, Bradley, Crown.
DERGVIEW: McElroy, M Buchanan, Falconer, Maxwell, McNulty, Callaghan, A Buchanan (Burns ’55 mins), Doherty (C Crawford ’64 mins), McGuckin (Aiken ’82 mins), A Sproule, Kirk.
Subs Not Used: Burns, A Buchanan, Crawford, Harpur.