Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Cliftonville 1 Coleraine 1

Both camps were reasonably content to come away with a point at Solitude, where Coleraine extended their undefeated run against Cliftonville to 13 matches.

The Bannsiders, who had already recorded League and Cup triumphs over the Reds in the previous three weeks, took the lead through Curtis Allen’s 37th minute penalty before a deflected George McMullan drive drew the hosts level before the break.

Cliftonville were the better side after the interval but were unable to fashion a way past a resolute Coleraine defence.

“We have lost a little something in the last few weeks and will be working hard to get it back,” said Reds boss Tommy Breslin.

“We don’t look as confident as we did a short while ago so there’s a psychological issue to be addressed, but it’s a decent point given Coleraine are right in behind us in the table.”

Opposite number Oran Kearney said: “If we’d been offered a draw after 60 minutes, we’d have taken it. Credit to the players, they worked very hard throughout.”

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