Match Highlights vs FK Velez Mostar

COLERAINE TV highlights from the Bannsiders’ first leg clash against FK Velez Mostar can now be viewed on the club’s YouTube account…

Oran Kearney’s side would compete in Europe for the fourth time in five seasons as they made the trip to Sarajevo.

In warm conditions, the Bannsiders would make a dream start by taking the lead as Ben Doherty’s strike nestled into the bottom corner.

The hosts would enjoy a lot of possession and half chances until they were awarded a penalty on 35 minutes as Aaron Traynor was adjudged to have handled the ball when blocking a shot. The spot kick was comfortably dispatched by Brandao.

Velez Mostar would continue to look threatening as they twice went close after the break but they would be awarded a second penalty on 65 minutes as Lyndon Kane was dismissed for handling a goal bound effort. The same result would occur as Brandao fired home his second of the evening.

Coleraine were content at only have one goal deficit to chase but they went inches away from grabbing an equaliser as Aaron Jarvis’ long range strike went a whisker over the bar, with Samir Radovac heading straight into the arms of Gareth Deane at the other end.