Coleraine remain unbeaten after draw with Glenavon

  • Glenavon 2-2 Coleraine

Coleraine's unbeaten run continued with a thrilling 2-2 draw at second-place Glenavon.

The result leaves the Bannsiders eight points clear of the Lurgan Blues and Crusaders.

The kick off was delayed by 15 minutes due to the sheer number of fans entering the ground - but those in attendance were served a fantastic game.

Coleraine twice had the lead in this back-and-forth battle in Lurgan. Jamie McGonigle netted his seventh of the season in the 8th minute to put Oran Kearney's side ahead.

James Singleton was then sent off for a last-ditch challenge on Coleraine striker Ian Parkhill - leaving the Bannsiders in control.

But back came Glenavon as Mark Sykes pegged back the north coast side. The classy Glenavon midfielder weaving through the Coleraine defence to score and leave the sides level at the break.

Josh Carson restored Coleraine's advantage in front of a packed house at Mourneview Park. He rifled past Jonny Tuffey in the home side's goal.

But Glenavon rescued a point thanks to Sammy Clingan. The former Northern Ireland international scored a penalty with 10 minutes to play.

Coleraine remain unbeaten after 14 games of the league season.