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Coleraine 1-3 Linfield: Blues come back to win first silverware of the season

 

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Linfield scorers Andrew Mitchell, Paul Smyth and Aaron Burns celebrate their side's Action Mental Health Charity Shield victory.

Linfield scorers Andrew Mitchell, Paul Smyth and Aaron Burns celebrate their side's Action Mental Health Charity Shield victory.

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Linfield's Aaron Burns celebrates scoring alongside team-mate Jordan Stewart.

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Linfield's Aaron Burns celebrates scoring alongside team-mate Jordan Stewart. Photo by Matt Mackey / Press Eye.

Coleraine's Josh Carson celebrates scoring.

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Coleraine's Josh Carson celebrates scoring. Photo by Matt Mackey / Press Eye.

Coleraine's Josh Carson celebrates his goal during the Action Mental Health Charity Shield. Aaron Burns (left) was to hit back just five minutes later.

Coleraine's Josh Carson celebrates his goal during the Action Mental Health Charity Shield. Aaron Burns (left) was to hit back just five minutes later.

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Coleraine's Steven Douglas and Linfield's Ross Clarke in action at The Oval, Belfast.

Coleraine's Steven Douglas and Linfield's Ross Clarke in action at The Oval, Belfast.

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Coleraine's Josh Carson celebrates the opener.

Coleraine's Josh Carson celebrates the opener.

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Linfield's David Healy.

Linfield's David Healy.

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Coleraine Manager Oran Kearney

Coleraine Manager Oran Kearney

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Linfield scorers Andrew Mitchell, Paul Smyth and Aaron Burns celebrate their side's Action Mental Health Charity Shield victory.

Linfield have won the Charity Shield care of a late double to see off a plucky Coleraine side.

It was nowhere near as one-sided as the 3-0 Irish Cup drubbing Linfield handed to the Bannsiders back in May.

In fact, Coleraine went ahead through ex Blue Josh Carson on 33 minutes. Just five minutes later though, Aaron Burns levelled.

That paved the way for a late double from substitute Andrew Mitchell and lively forward Paul Smyth. We'll have more later - for now, have a look at the match as it happened:

 

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