Stephen Lowry scores a later winner for Coleraine

COLERAINE bagged three points with a late goal after Linfield grabbed a late equaliser from Henderson on 90 minutes.

It puts the Showgrounds into second place two points behind Cliftonville while Linfield are stuck in eighth place.

With two minutes into injury time, Stephen Lowry stepped up to secure the three points for the Coleraine club.

It was a great spectacle even for the neutral football fan and it was showcased live on SkySports across the globe.

And Coleraine’s biggest fan – Jimmy Nesbitt – was back home to watch his club beat rivals Linfield.

Even West Bromich Albion left winger and Northern Ireland international Chris Brunt was glued to his television.

After the game, he tweeted: “Decent game tonight from the Irish prem. Lowrys winner wouldn’t have looked out of place tomorrow night in the champions league!!”

Faint praise from Brunt who is no stranger from scoring great goals.

Coleraine knocked the Windsor Park part outfit for six with two goals in the first 15 minutes from Boyce and Allen

Carvill pulled one back for Linfield just before the half hour mark.

Blues fans went nuts at the ground – and on Twitter – that they have been denied a stone wall penalty.

Journalist Darren Fullerton tweeted: “Fave moment of season. Linfield kitman Gary Eccles rushing onto pitch (like a sex starved mammoth) to order players away from ref at break!!!

As your da Jackie would say: Nice one Darren.

When Referee Raymond Crangle blew the whistle for half time, chants of ‘cheat, cheat’ rang out from the Linfield fans.

The replay on Sky Sports showed it was a clear penalty. One fan tweeted: Raymond Crangle bottled it.

Another tweeted: What have Ceefax and David Jeffery got in common? They will both be gone by the morning! Ouch that hurt!!!!

David Jeffrey will have to pick his players up from what could have been a vital away point.

This Saturday they host Ronnie McFall’s Portadown who beat Donegal Celtic at the weekend 1-0.

Meanwhile, Coleraine hit the road again this Saturday when they travel to Belfast to play third placed Crusaders at Seaview.


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