Coleraine defeated Portadown 2-0 this afternoon at Shamrock Park in the Danske Bank Premiership.
On 2 minutes, Coleraines Jamie Glackin had a scooped effort from the left side of the box caught by Jethren Barr.
On 9 minutes, Coleraines Evan McLaughlin had an opportunity when he fired a low shot wide of Jethren Barrs goal.
On 21 minutes, Coleraine would have the lead when a long ball from Connor McDermott found forward Matthew Shevlin who would lob the ball into the bottom left corner of the net.
On 25 minutes, Portadowns Jason Akiotu did well on the left side to retain the ball in a crowd of players before firing a cross off the post.
On 36 minutes, Portadown would go close again when Jordan Jenkins in the box connected with a Stephen Teggart cross to cannon a shot off the post.
On the brink of half time the Ports would go close again when defender Paddy McNally had a hooked shot go wide of the post.
Half time score:
Coleraine 1 (Shevlin 21’)
Into the second half on 47 minutes, Shevlin would extend Coleraines lead when the forward headed in a cross into the left corner of the net.
On 63 minutes, Coleraines Lee Lynch had a powerful shot from distance right into the hands of Jethren Barr.
Coleraine 2 (Shevlin 21’,47’)
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Referee: Steven Gregg
Assistant 1: Kristian Hanna
Assistant 2: Gavin Hegarty
4th official: Jamie Robinson
Portadown XI: 1.Barr (GK), 3.Akiotu, 5.Upton, 8.Donnellan (booked 29’), (replaced by Mashigo 73’), 10.Stedman (replaced by Evans 66’), 11.Russell (booked 14’), 14.Conaty (booked 51’), (replaced by Tantale 73’), 15.Moore (replaced by Mitchell 66’), 18.McNally (C), 20.Teggart, 30.Jenkins (booked 51’)
Portadown substitutes: 13.McKenna (GK) (unused), 4.Beverland (unused), 6.Wilson (unused), 21.Evans, 22.Mashigo, 23.Tantale, 27.Mitchell
Coleraine XI: 20.Gallagher (GK), 2.Kane (C), 3.Jarvis, 4.Mullan (booked 37’), 11.Carson, 14.Farren, 16.Lynch, 17.Glackin (replaced by McCrudden 82’), 19.E.McLaughlin (replaced by McKendry 69’), 25.McDermott (booked 49’), 26.Shevlin (replaced by J McLaughlin 82’)
Coleraine substitutes: 1.Deane (GK) (unused), 5.Brown (unused), 6.Jarvis (unused), 7.McKendry, 9.J McLaughlin, 10.McCrudden, 21.O’Mahony (unused)
Written by Alex Morrison.