Match Highlights vs Hamilton Academical

HIGHLIGHTS from the Bannsiders’ defeat to Hamilton Academical can now be viewed on the club’s official YouTube account…

The Stripes would be eliminated at the first hurdle by the holders who ran out 3-1 victors at The Showgrounds.

Hamilton would take the lead with just 11 minutes on the clock as a misplaced pass was seized upon by Lewis Smith who ran into the penalty area and finished into the far corner.

However, Coleraine responded on 24 minutes as Matthew Shevlin held the ball up for Lee Lynch who passed the ball into the back of the net.

The visitors would regain the advantage on 48 minutes as a cross into the box was finished emphatically by Dario Zanatta.

Oran Kearney’s men went in search of an equaliser and threatened on numerous occasions through Jamie Glackin, Conor McKendry, Lyndon Kane and Shevlin but all failed to convert.

The tie would be put to bed on 82 minutes as a quick counter-attack by Accies resulted in substitute Jamie Barjonas hitting a strike beyond Martin Gallagher.