COLERAINE will be in midweek action as they make the trip to the capital to face Glentoran this evening (KO 7:45pm)…
Danske Bank Premiership
The Bannsiders commenced their Danske Bank Premiership campaign last Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Cliftonville. After a goalless first-half, Eoin Bradley broke the deadlock on 64 minutes with a clever finish, but the hosts were denied all three points late on as Joe Gormley tucked home from Ryan Curran’s cross. Glentoran also started with a 1-1 draw away at Glenavon, with Darren Murray on the scoresheet against the Lurgan Blues.
The two sides met on four occasions in all competitions last season and the Glens were unbeaten from the first three fixtures. The first was back in August 2018 as Eoin Bradley’s late header earned a 2-2 draw at The Oval, before the Bannsiders were eliminated from the League Cup in October via penalty-kicks. The third clash was back in November as Darren McCauley’s second-half finish salvaged a point for 10-man Coleraine. However, the Stripes ensured that they would get revenge from the final meeting last February as Eoin Bradley netted from the spot – after Coleraine missed two previous penalties – before Ben Doherty netted a vital second.
Bannsiders boss Oran Kearney will have a fully fit squad to choose from bar the services of Aaron Traynor who continues his recovery from an ACL injury.
“There have been huge changes to the league at this point in time and the Glens are one of those teams,” Kearney said.
“They’ve had 12 more hours rest than us but it’s important we rest up and get going again.
“We’ve had plenty of good performances up there before so it’s important we go and get another big performance on Tuesday night.”
Admission prices have been set at £12 adults, £8 concessions.
As ever, those unable to attend can follow the latest developments from the fixture via the club’s official Twitter account (@ColeraineFC).