COLERAINE 2 LISBURN DISTILLERY 1
Coleraine picked up their first home win over Distillery since 2009 and went top of the Dankse Bank Premiership table.
Coleraine took the lead on 10 minutes as skipper David Ogilby rose highest to head home McIlmoyle’s corner.
The visitors spurned a great chance to level just three minutes later as Gary Liggett raced clear after a slip by Ogilby, but the striker shot wide.
A minute later Michael Halliday cannoned a header off the bar, and his follow up was hacked off the line by Canning.
They were made to pay for those misses as McVey and Allen combined to set up Stephen Lowry for his first goal of the season.
Halliday and sub Jordan Hughes had further chances for the Whites but they couldn’t find a goal before the break.
Coleraine lost both Ogilby and Canning to injury just five minutes after the restart. And they suffered more defensive woe on 54 minutes as McVey was sent off for a challenge on Liggett. Referee Hugh Carvill deemed him to be the last man.
Distillery never really threatened the Bannsiders even with the man advantage. It was Paul Owens who came closest to scoring when his chip came back off the bar on 87 minutes.
A minute later the visitors grabbed a goal as Liggett tapped in McCullough’s cross.
Coleraine: Cullen, Canning (Owens 50), McIlmoyle, Beverland, Ogilby (Hegarty 45), Harkin, Lowry, McVey, Boyce, Allen (Boyd 90), Scullion.
Subs: Doherty, McMullan.
Lisburn Distillery: Windrum, Smyth, Harkness, Hunter, McVeigh, McCullough, McCann (Hughes 27), Forsythe, Davidson (Traynor 76), Liggett, Halliday (Beggs 63).
Subs: Brennan, Ferguson.
Referee: Hugh Carvill.