Glens and Coleraine draw

Coleraine celebrate
Coleraine celebrate

Coleraine’s mini-revival continued with a spirited 1-1 draw against Glentoran on Saturday.

The Bannsiders made it four games unbeaten at a rain-soaked Oval.

Ruairi Harkin opened the scoring for the visitors in the 13th minute with a superb finish, with former Coleraine striker Aaron Boyd equalising for the Glens in the second half.

The visitors broke the deadlock in the 13th minute with a clinical strike from Harkin, the midfielder drilling low into the bottom corner from the right corner of the box after a neat build-up involving Gareth Tommons and Davy McDaid.

Jordan Stewart tested Eugene Ferry with a long-range effort in the 20th minute, while at the other end Elliott Morris rushed out to deny the onrushing Gareth Tommons.

Glentoran responded early in the second half with former Coleraine striker Boyd on target.

Curtis Allen found space on the edge of the box, and when his curling effort rebounded off the post there was Boyd to tap home.

John McGuigan tested Ferry with a shot in the 60th minute while Eoin Bradley almost won it for Coleraine in stoppage time but Morris was equal to the striker’s low shot.

GLENTORAN: Morris, Garrett, Hill, Magee, Birney, Henderson, Kane, McGuigan (Clarke 78), Allen, Stewart, Boyd.

Subs not used: Addis, Bradley, Hughes, Hogg.

COLERAINE: Ferry, Beverland, McIlmoyle, Hegarty, Douglas, Harkin, Canning, Bradley, Tommons, McDaid, McNeill.

Subs not used: Ogilby, Owens, Browne, Watt, Jennings.

Referee: Raymond Hetherington (Dungannon).