Match Highlights vs Newry City

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

Coleraine would pick up all three points at The Showgrounds as Matthew Shevlin’s early strike would prove decisive.

Oran Kearney’s side would make a strong start as Josh Carson went close inside sixty seconds but the breakthrough would arrive on ten minutes as Andy Scott crossed for Shevlin who made no mistake from close range.

Coleraine would threaten twice before the interval as Carson would once again be denied by Maguire, with the stopper being alert to prevent an own goal by Andrew Martin in bizarre circumstances.

The Stripes would make a strong start to the second-half as Fyfe and Shevlin both spurned opportunities to double the lead as Maguire was busy to also prevent Lyndon Kane and Lee Lynch. Just after the hour mark, the hosts would threaten yet again as Dean Jarvis’ cross was headed over by Fyfe.

Despite creating very few chances, Newry would go within a matter of inches of levelling the scores as Declan Carville’s cross found its way to Brian Healy with the midfielder’s half volley sailing just over the bar.

The Bannsiders’ night in front of goal would be summed up at the death as Shevlin hit the crossbar from close range after being found by Lynch.