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Coleraine stay top after win over Ards

Coleraine celebrate during Saturday's game. Credit: Pacemaker
  • Ards 0-3 Coleraine

It was a comfortable afternoon for Coleraine against Ards as the Bannsiders won 3-0.

However there were no goals in the first half, but on 55 minutes, Josh Carson broke the impasse in Bangor.

After substitute Jamie McGonigle's effort was only parried, Carson snapped up the rebound to make it 1-0.

Not long after the lead was doubled for the Bannsiders - Darren McAuley in fact just a minute later volleying home a spectacular goal following good work on the flank from Eoin Bradley.

Coleraine then won a penalty, which Darren McCauley slotted home to the goalkeeper's left.

Visitors Coleraine beat Crusaders

Coleraine's Eoin Bradley celebrates after he heads his side into a 1-0 lead Credit: Presseye
  • Crusaders 1-2 Coleraine

Coleraine took the advantage against Stephen Baxter's Crues when Eoin Bradley headed home from close range, after pressure had been building from the Bannsiders.

O'Donnell doubled that advantage when he reacted quickest to head downwards and home for 2-0.

David Ogilby was dismissed for a second yellow card for the visitors after the re-start.

Jordan Forsyth pulled one back for the Shore Road side late on.

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Coleraine draw with Glenavon

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  • Coleraine 1-1 Glenavon

Glenavon’s James Singleton scored a late equaliser to deny Irish Cup finalists Coleraine all three points at Ballycastle Road.

With the game heading towards a scoreless draw, Oran Kearney’s side took the lead with just fifteen-minutes remaining when Darren McCauley volleyed home an Ian Parkhill cross.

But with time running out Singleton struck to give Glenavon a share of the spoils.

Coleraine remain third in the league and well placed to secure the final Europa League place.

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Crues lose to Coleraine at Showgrounds

Coleraine's Eoin Bradley celebrates after netting from the spot. Credit: Presseye
  • Coleraine 1-0 Crusaders

Leaders Crusaders lost only their third league game this season after they fell to a 1-0 defeat to Coleraine at the Showgrounds.

Oran Kearney scored the only goal of the game stroking home a 14th-minute penalty after Howard Beverland’s handball.

Crusaders had chances to equalise but David Cushley squandered their best opportunity with fifteen minutes to go, slicing wide from six-yards.

Bannsiders cruise past Carrick

Man of the Match Coleraine's Eoin Bradley with the match ball.
  • Coleraine 5-1 Carrick Rangers

Coleraine made light work of Carrick Rangers to progress to the last sixteen of the Irish Cup after a resounding 5-1 victory at the Coleraine Showgrounds.

Eoin Bradley announced his return to the club with a goal after just two minutes, having been signed back by the Bannsiders following a spell with Glenavon, before Jorden Allen added a second from the penalty spot.

Allan added his second of the afternoon to maske it 3-0 by the 26th minute, before Carrick rallied briefly when Neil McCafferty turned the ball into his own net.

the respite proved to be short-lived as Bradley added a further two goals to complete his hat-trick and set up a meeting with Tobermore Utd in the sixth round.

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