How It Happened: Ballymena United 1 Coleraine 2

Goals either side of half time from Aaron Traynor and Stephen Lowry sealed the win for Coleraine against Ballymena United, who set up a grandstand finish after Ross Redman's late goal.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 4:54 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th April 2021, 4:56 pm

85: McCartan tries his luck from distance, but Gallagher watches it all the way and saves well

79: Redman gets on the end of McGrory's cross but hits the post, the ball is recycled as McCartan whips the ball in and the full back glances a header into the net

77: Redman's initial corner is cleared back to him, he whips the ball in again and it clips off the top of the bar

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Coleraine's Matthew Shevlin tussles with Trai Hume of Ballymena United

70: Swift break see Carson race away down the left, he squares the ball for Glackin in front of goal, but he fails to get any contact on the ball

68: Hume gets a flick on Redman's corner, but it floats wide of the far upright

64: Free kick from Bradley flicks off the wall and hits the upright before being cleared

62: Long range effort from Kelly fizzes wide of the target from well outside the box

60: Glackin tries to catch Williamson out with a clever free kick on the corner of the box but he only finds the side netting

47: Good work by Bradley to hold the ball up in the box, he slips the ball to Lowry, who shows great composure to beat Williamson from a tight angle

Half-Time: Ballymena United 0 Coleraine 1

41: Traynor surges forward before playing a one-two on the edge of the box with Doherty his initial effort was blocked, but he managed to force home the rebound from the penalty spot

25: Lowry's clever pass sends Shevlin away inside the box, his first-time shot is parried away by Williamson before the ball bounces off Ervin and back into the keeper's hands

25: Neat build up sees Bradley try his luck from outside the box but it's straight at Williamson

16: Shevlin and Glackin almost combine in the box as the ball breaks Williamson is out quickly to claim the ball at the striker's feet

6: Good work by Wylie to tee up Kelly outside the box, but his first-time effort is pushed away by Gallagher

Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Addis, McKeown (McGrory 55), McElroy, McCartan, Hume, Ervin, Kelly, Graham (McCready 55), Wylie (Millar 55).

Subs: Harpur, Knowles, Waide, Balmer.

Coleraine: Gallagher, Kane, Canning, Doherty, Lowry, Bradley, Carson, O'Donnell, Glackin (McLaughlin 81), Traynor, Shevlin (Jarvis 68).

Subs: Henderson, Mullan, Wilson, Tweed, Allen.

Referee: Andrew Davey



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