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It's treble joy for Doherty as the Bannsiders crush Dundela

 

Ben Doherty
Ben Doherty

By Graham Luney

Danske Bank Premiership pacesetters Coleraine maintained their ruthless form in the BetMcLean League Cup last night by cruising to a 5-1 win at Dundela.

The Championship side had conquered Larne in the previous round but found the Bannsiders too hot to handle in the quarter-finals.

Ben Doherty struck first at Wilgar Park when he collected James McLaughlin's pass and rifled the ball home.

Doherty netted again in the 19th minutes, firing home a cool finish after impressive work by Adam Mullan.

Josh Carson then rattled the crossbar as the visitors threatened to run riot.

Doherty then missed a penalty after Ian Parkhill had been brought down in the box but he did get his first half hat-trick when he slammed home from the spot just before the break following a foul on Lyndon Kane.

On the hour mark Owain Beggs pulled one back for the hosts but substitute Alexander Gawne made it 4-1 for Coleraine on 70 minutes.

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And Josh Carson rounded off the scoring for the impressive visitors who travel to Dungannon Swifts in the league on Saturday.

At the Newry Showgrounds, top scorer Joe McCready hit the opener for Institute as the Premiership side landed the first blow.

City started to turn the screw but Stute held on to secure the slender 1-0 win.

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