COLERAINE 1 BALLINAMALLARD UNITED 1
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)