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 registered a New Year’s Day win against Larne in 2008…
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Coleraine 4-1 Larne
Goals – G. Patton (‘2 mins), D. Patton (’61 mins & ’71 mins), Carson (’66 mins); Hamilton (’85 mins)
COLERAINE got the New Year off to a stunning start with this comfortable defeat of basement boys Larne at The Showgrounds.
Gordon Patton grabbed the first goal of 2008 with a simple close range tap-in after Tommy McCallion pounced on a poor clearance by Chris Keenan to square the ball to his unmarked team-mate.
And David Patton made it 2-0 on the hour with a towering header from a John Watt ball into the middle of the area.
The Bannsiders looked home and dry on 66 minutes with their third, a Stephen Carson drive past Keenan after he took the time to control a cross from the right flank.
They rubber-stamped the points just three minutes later when David Patton finished comfortably from a Watt cross for his second of the game.
Larne did pull one back through Paul Hamilton 85 minutes but it was scant consolation for a side still two points adrift at the bottom of the table.
COLERAINE: O’Hare, Watt (McCart ’75 mins), Cassidy, Neill, McVey, Heneghan, Boyce (Hutchinson ’75 mins), D Patton, G Patton, McCallion, Carson (Ewart ’81 mins).
Subs Not Used: Whitehead, Gaston.
LARNE: Keenan (Rafferty ’73 mins), Cleery, Robinson, A Black, Hamilton, Lagan, Hand, R Black, Hunter (Corrigan ’78 mins), Moran (Dickson ’75 mins), Fulton.
Subs Not Used: McHugh.