WITH the on-going help of club historian Hunter McClelland, colerainefc.com brings you the latest instalment of the ‘Down Memory Lane’ series as the Bannsiders collected the Gibson Cup after beating Glenavon at Mourneview Park…
Saturday, April 20, 1974
Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine
Goals – O’Rourke (’37 mins); Guy (’31 mins), Dickson (’79 mins)
With the league championship already in the bag, the pressure was off Coleraine for their game at Lurgan on Saturday, but they celebrated the formal handing over of the trophy by recording a 2-1 victory.
Manager Bertie Peacock gave immediate recognition to youth international scoring hero Peter Tweed by including him at outside-left and another of the youth
team, Aylmer Carson, was substitute.
Terry Cochrane missed the game because of blood poisoning and Lee Clarke was also missing. Stealing the limelight was centre-forward Michael Guy, who revelled in the hard going and made up and ever-dangerous partnership with Des Dickson.
Guy put Coleraine ahead after 31 minutes but Glenavon pulled one back through O’Rourke before half-time.
In the 79th minute Dickson gave Coleraine the victory with a second goal.
GLENAVON: Beckett, Marley, Harris, Andrews, Woods, Sands, Sheppard, Patton, Hall, Alexander, O’Rourke.
Sub Not Used: Fleming.
COLERAINE: Crossan, McCurdy, McNutt, Campbell, Jackson, Murray, Mullan, Peacock, Guy, Dickson, Tweed.
Sub Not Used: Carson.