Match Highlights vs Ballymena United

HIGHLIGHTS from the Bannsiders’ victory against Ballymena United can now be viewed on the club’s official YouTube account…

The Stripes would prevail in the second round clash in the BetMcLean Cup after a mammoth 18-17 victory on penalties.

After both teams would go close to opening the scoring, it would be Ballymena who would have a half-time lead as Scot Whiteside headed in from Steven McCullough’s cross.

However, Oran Kearney’s men would equalise just before the hour mark as David McDaid was fouled inside the box, allowing Josh Carson to rifle home from 12 yards.

The Bannsiders would have Gareth Deane to thank for taking the game into extra-time as he thwarted Isaac Westendorf.

Coleraine would have the ball in the net in extra-time but Michael McCrudden was adjudged to have been offside.

The game would be decided by penalties – all 44 of them – with Sky Blues ‘keeper Sam Johnston missing the decisive spot kick as Coleraine secured their passage into the quarter-final.