David McDaid earns Coleraine a point against Ballinamallard

Ballinamallards Liam Martin has words with the Referee

Ballinamallards Liam Martin has words with the Referee

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Coleraine’s winless streak against Ballinamallard continued on Saturday as they had to make do with a point apiece in this opening day encounter.

It was a largely forgettable affair if truth be told as both teams struggled to create many chances at a sunkissed Showgrounds.

Jason McCartney put the visitors in front just before the break. Coleraine upped the ante in the second half in a bid to get back into the game. And the pressure finally told late on as David McDaid slotted home after a great pass from Neil McCafferty to earn his side a draw.

Coleraine: Ferry, Mullan, Watt, Canning, Beverland, McGinty (Parkhill 75), McCafferty, Hegarty, McNeill, Browne, McDaid.

Subs: Ogilby, McIlmoyle, Lyons, Barton.

Booking: McCafferty, McNeill, Beverland.

Goal: McDaid (82)

Ballinamallard United: Murphy, McMenamin, Dykes, Feeney, Stafford, McCartney, Kee, Beacom (Hutchinson 78), Martin, Elding (Lafferty 72), Foy (Currie 67).

Subs: McCusker, Carters.

Goal: McCartney (43)

Referee: D Basketfield (Banbridge)


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