David McDaid earns Coleraine a point against Ballinamallard

Ballinamallards Liam Martin has words with the Referee
Ballinamallards Liam Martin has words with the Referee


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)