Bannsiders off to opening day win

Thursday, 17 August 2017

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A STRONG second half showing saw Coleraine get the new league season up and running with a 3-1 win at Dungannon Swifts on Saturday.
First goals for the club from two former Institute captains Ciaron Harkin and Stephen O'Donnell allied to a late Ian Parkhill strike was enough to banish the demons of a year ago when the Swifts inflicted a heavy defeat on the same opponents.
At one stage in the first half it looked like Rodney McAree's side might repeat the dose but they missed a series of good chances which ultimately came back to haunt them.
Ryan Mayse, in particular, was guilty of profligacy, heading against a post when it looked easier to score and blasting a volley over the crossbar.
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