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Classy Carson shows Duns the way to goal

Dundela 0 Coleraine 2

Coleraine avoided the potential banana skin at Wilgar Park against Championship Two opponents Dundela with two goals n the space of 10 minutes midway through the first half, but it was never a straightforward passage into the sixth round.

They may have been two down at the interval but it was the Duns who made most of the running in the second half. Playing down the slope they failed to convert numerous half chances and they also had several near misses in the first period as well.

But the Bannsiders made it through by producing some slick, penetrating moves that brought two goals with Stephen Carson influential in both.

Carson would have had the opener after 10 minutes, save for Gary Chisholm’s well timed tackle but by the time Carson laid on the 25th minute opener for Rory Patterson’s cool finish and then scored himself following a mazy run on the left, Dundela could have been on the scoresheet.

Scott Hill struck a free narrowly past the post and Chisholm forced O’Hare into a sprawling save. Between the goals, a neat lob from Parker over keeper O’Hare shaved the post and Paul Davies did the same, but the Bannsiders luck was in.

Coleraine were dangerous on the break with Stephen Dooley going close and late in the game a brave save by Paul Hughes halted Carson, while Patterson did just too much and lost out on the goal line.

The squandered chances by Dundela, backed up by great stops from O’Hare when Michael Jones and again Chisholm were clean through left the home side out of the cup but proving the point that it’s goals that count.

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