COLERAINE will hope to record back-to-back wins in the Danske Bank Premiership as they make the trip to the Brandywell to face Institute tomorrow afternoon (KO 1pm)…
Danske Bank Premiership
Coleraine returned to the summit of the Irish League last weekend after a nail biting 3-2 win against Carrick Rangers at The Showgrounds. After trailing 2-1 with 30 minutes to go, the Bannsiders equalised through Ben Doherty’s penalty, and as the game looked destined to end in a draw, substitute Alexander Gawne would grab the winner with a well-taken finish on 86 minutes. As for ‘Stute, they have been in good form since Sean Connor took charge and they earned a 1-1 draw against Ballymena United last Saturday, before losing 3-1 to Glenavon on Tuesday night.
The two sides locked horns at The Showgrounds back in August with both sides having to settle for a point as the fixture finished goalless. A first-half red card given to Eoin Bradley would prove to upset the home side who failed to get going against a well-organised Institute side. The Bannsiders’ best chance to earn all three points landed at the feet of Ben Doherty but the midfielder arrowed wide with 10 minutes to go.
“It’s three difficult games in a row, they’ve drawn a lot of games and they’ll be 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 which will convert into a 5-4-1 and it’ll be exactly the same as the Carrick Rangers fixture and two weeks ago against Warrenpoint Town,” Kearney said.
“The key thing for us is the mental thing more than anything else, we have to go there with a level of patience and a level of quality and make sure we can go and cut them open.”
Admission has been set at £12 adults, £8 concessions.
Supporters are urged to purchase an E-Ticket before arriving to The Brandywell, with a bus in operation to transport fans to and from the stadium HERE.
As ever, those unable to attend can follow the latest developments from the fixture via the club’s official Twitter account (@ColeraineFC).