How It Happened: Cliftonville 2 Coleraine 1

Goals from Jamie Harney and Paul O'Neill ended Coleraine's 17-match unbeaten run as Cliftonville beat the Bannsiders 2-1 with Ben Doherty pulling one back from the spot before Eoin Bradley was dismissed late on.

By Steven Crawford
Saturday, 27th March 2021, 8:43 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th March 2021, 8:46 pm

90+3: The ball drops to Canning in the box but his snapshot hits the side netting

90+1: McCrudden latches on to a loose ball in the box and curls an effort wide of the far post

78: Penalty appeal for the hosts as O'Neill surges into the box but nothing given

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Jamie Harney heads Cliftonville's opener past Gareth Deane

74: RED CARD - Bradley shown a second yellow after a coming together with O'Reilly

67: GOAL - Doherty steps up and smashes the ball home

66: Bradley surges into the box and is brought down by Harney

63: GOAL - O'Reilly nods down Hale s corner into O'Neill's path he turns and fires past Deane, Carson thought he had hooked the ball off the line but the goal was given

63: Hale corner deflected wide by Lowry

60: O'Donnell heads straight at McCarey from a Doherty free-kick

HALF TIME: Cliftonville 2 Coleraine 1

42: GOAL - Excellent ball into the back post by Donnelly and Harneyheads home from six yards

39: Scramble in the box after a hopeful ball in by Carson, Jarvis tries to poke it home but it ends up on the wrong side of the post

32: Hale picks up the loose ball 25 yards and his snapshot flicked off Canning before fizzing wide of the post

16: Surging run down the right by Canning, his low cross was missed by everyone in front of goal and eventually cleared

15: Doherty lobs a ball into the box, Harney misses it and Bradley tries to hook it in with his back to goal, but the ball deflects off O'Reilly and McCarey gathers

8: O'Neill picks up the ball inside the box and forces Deane into a great save at his near post with a powerful shot from the angle

4: Appeal for a penalty for the visitors as Kane's long punt found Allen, O'Reilly seemed to pull him down in the box but nothing is given

Cliftonville: McCarey, O'Reilly, Harney, O'Connor (Doherty 68), Curran, Donnelly, Bagnall, Hale, Lowe, Kearns (McCrudden 80), O'Neill.

Subs: Breen, Breen, Casey, Teggart, Coffey.

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Carson, Canning, O'Donnell, Glackin, Lowry, Jarvis (McLaughlin 79), Doherty, Bradley, Allen (Shevlin 55).

Subs: Gallagher, Wilson, Tweed, Parkhill, Beverland.

Referee: Shane Andrews

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