GLENAVON snatched a point in dramatic fashion at Mourneview Park in stoppage time after only falling behind three minutes from time.
Guy Bates was at the centre of everything for Glenavon in a first half that was devoid of any real chances. He supplied a cross for Conor Hagan on 13 minutes which was saved by Gavin Cullen.
Curtis Allen should have put the Bannsiders ahead three minutes later, blasting over from the edge of the box.
On 37 minutes Bates was played through by a Kyle Neill header but his snapshot went narrowly wide.
Coleraine did find the net six minutes from the break but Michael Hegarty’s header was ruled out for offside.
Allen really should have put the visitors ahead when Eddie McCallion found himself in all sorts of trouble – his attempt at a back pass played the striker though but Andy Coleman did well to block the shot.
Glenavon will feel that they could have been given a couple of penalties, firstly when Marc Brown went down just inside the box and then when Gary Hamilton claimed his shirt was tugged while surrounded by four defenders.
Coleraine were to get what they thought was the winner just before the end – and in spectacular fashion. Lowry picked the ball up midway inside the Glenavon half, dribbled past four defenders and fired a left footed drive past Coleman.
But super-sub Andy McGrory was to have the final say three minutes into stoppage time, bundling in Kyle Neill’s cross to get the Lurgan Blues a share of the spoils.
GLENAVON: Coleman, Neill, McCallion, Haughey, Kilmartin, Doherty, Bates, Brown, McCashin, Hagan, Hamilton. Subs: Burrows (Brown 88), McGrory (Hagan 57), Mitchell (Bates 77), White, Ballard.
BOOKED: Doherty (40), Hagan (49), McCashin (61), Brown (70)
COLERAINE: Cullen, Beverland, Hegarty, Ogilby, Lowry, Allen, Harkin, McIlmoyle, Canning, Owens, Bradley. Subs: Doherty, McVey, Gillan (Bradley 90+2), Boyd (Owens 80), McMullan.
BOOKED: Bradley (66)
REFEREE: Hugh Carvill.