COLERAINE TV is on hand to provide supporters all of the best action from last night’s draw against Glentoran…
The Bannsiders would remain second in the Danske Bank Premiership after Stephen Lowry’s deflected strike cancelled out Ruaidhri Donnelly’s opener.
The visitors made a strong start to proceedings in East Belfast as Stephen O’Donnell’s header clipped the crossbar, before Eoin Bradley sent a free-kick inches wide of the near post.
The Glens grew into the game as Aaron Canning made a timely block to thwart Andy Mitchell, with Robbie McDaid sending two headers towards goal inbetween Ben Doherty testing Rory Brown from distance.
In a first-half of very little clear cut chances, McDaid would turn and arrow wide, with Josh Carson’s daisy cutter at the other end failing to find the target.
The second-half saw Doherty flashing wide from Bradley’s lay off, while Jay Donnelly and Seanan Clucas both fired over from the crossbar from outside the area. Just after the hour mark, the dangerous Jay Donnelly would be denied by a smart save from Martin Gallagher.
On 68 minutes, the Glens thought they had taken the lead as Rhys Marshall piled forward before unleashing a left footed effort that went inches by the far post. However, they would edge in front ten minutes later as Dale Gorman’s free-kick was powerfully headed into the net by Ruaidhri Donnelly.
Mick McDermott’s side went in search for a killer second and it almost arrived through Gorman who was denied by the outstretched arm of Gallagher, before the ex-Stevenage ace thundered the crossbar with a 30-yard free-kick.
As we have seen so many times before, this Coleraine team don’t know when they are beaten as they secured a share of the spoils as Stephen Lowry’s effort deflected off Patrick McClean and past Brown.