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Coleraine hungry to banish Swifts blues

David Platt will be hoping it's a case of third time lucky for Coleraine when they face Dungannon Swifts tonight.

The sides meet for the second time in the space of four days — with Dungannon aiming for their third win over the Bannsiders this season.

And all eyes will be on Dungannon striker Timmy Adamson, who has smashed four goals in the two previous meetings.

After blasting a hat-trick against Coleraine in November, Adamson's goal secured three more points on Saturday.

Another victory tonight will take Swifts above Platt’s men in the table — but the Coleraine boss is expecting a very different encounter.

“Every game is different,” he said. “We have home advantage tonight, and we will look to make that count.

“Dungannon knew they were in a game on Saturday, albeit more so in the second half, and I’m sure it will be the same on Tuesday.”

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However, he is unhappy the sides are meeting again so soon, in a match which has been postponed from mid-December.

“Why the authorities make you play the same team twice in the space of four days is quite ludicrous,” he added.

“At least we know each other, we’ll reacquaint ourselves on Tuesday night, and hopefully this time it will be a Coleraine win.”

Meanwhile Swifts boss Dixie Robinson is hoping for a more attacking encounter.

“There wasn’t much football played in the second half on Saturday,” he said. “Hopefully Tuesday night will be a better game, but entertainment goes out the window when you need points and it’s all about results.”


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