IRISH LEAGUE: Glenavon inflict home defeat on Coleraine

Coleraine's Rodeney Brown and Glenavon's Rhys Marshall
Coleraine's Rodeney Brown and Glenavon's Rhys Marshall


Coleraine suffered back-to-back Danske Bank Premiership defeats following a 2-0 loss to Glenavon on Saturday

It was Coleraine’s first home defeat in the Irish Leaguesince August 15.

Having gone 11 games unbeaten, Coleraine have now suffered two losses in succession.

Glenavon took the lead in the 52nd minute when Rhys Marshall’s header from a Kyle Neill corner was adjudged to have crossed the line.

The second was an own goal as Andy Hall’s free-kick into the box came off the head of Coleraine’s Sammy Morrow.

Coleraine skipper Howard Beverland was sent-off for getting two yellow cards.

The second followed another foul by defender Beverland on Joel Cooper on edge of box.

It meant back-to-back defeats for Coleraine who had assistant manager William Murphy sent from the dug-out by referee Raymond Crangle for comments made to the officials.