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Match Action vs Motherwell

HIGHLIGHTS from the Bannsiders’ penalty shoot-out defeat against Motherwell can now be viewed on the club’s official YouTube account…

The Stripes would carve an opportunity through James McLaughlin’s header but fell behind a minute later. A cross from the left-hand side was kept alive by Watt’s physicality, with the ball eventually falling to Lang. He swivelled and forced a great save from Gareth Deane, but the forward was on hand to poke in the rebound.

Watt then doubled the visitors’ lead before half-time. Lang drilled a cross at Liam Polworth, whose touch fell into Watt’s path, and he drilled the ball low into the back of the net.

But Coleraine came out for the second-half full of energy and won an early penalty after O’Hara was adjudged to have brought down Doherty in the box. He then stepped up himself to bury the penalty past Carson.

On 90 minutes, the Bannsiders were awarded a second penalty as Mugabi was dismissed for bringing down Bradley. Doherty stepped up once again and finished well to send the tie to extra-time.

The hosts came closest to scoring in the extra 30 minutes with O’Hara’s goal-line clearance needed to halt Bradley’s header.

But with the momentum firmly against them, Motherwell kept their nerve in the penalty shootout as O’Donnell, Watt and O’Hara slotted past Deane, while Carson’s special hat-trick secured the Scots’ passage to Israel.