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Glory night for Coleraine

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Take a bow Coleraine!

Tonight in Slovenia the club caused a huge European shock to knock NK Maribor out of the Europa League.

On a dramatic night in the Ljudski Vrt stadium, the Bannsiders stunned their illustrious opponents with a breathtaking penalty shoot out success.

The 15-1 outsiders displayed outstanding fitness levels and organisation to pull off the biggest win in their European history.

It will be 50 years next month since Coleraine last won away in Europe, beating Kilmarnock in the Fairs’ Cup.

But this current panel has written themselves into the history books.

James McLaughlin fired Coleraine into a 61st minute lead with a volley from outside the box.
The lead lasted just four minutes before Rudi vancak Pozeg equalised.

The game then went into extra time where Dervisevic smashed a 105th minute penalty off the crossbar.

And so to a dramatic penalty shoot out.
Only a few weeks ago Coleraine suffered penalty heartache in the Irish Cup semi final against Ballymena.

But all that is forgotten as Ian Parkhill, Lyndon Lane, Gareth McConaghie, Eoin Bradley and Ben Doherty all struck from the spot.
It’s a performance and result that will live long in the memory for everyone connected with the club.

And another European night to look forward to.. as well as a cash windfall winging its way to the Showgrounds!

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Canning, O’Donnell, Traynor, Carson, Lowry, Jarvis, Nixon, Doherty, McLaughlin. (Substitutes: Gallagher, Bradley for Nixon 85, Tweed, Parkhill for McLaughlin 96, McConaghie for Traynor 106, Wilson for Jarvis 72, McGuckin)

 

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Coleraine man, married to Tracy. Former Chronicle Sports Editor and writer for the old Saturday Night sports paper and Belfast Telegraph/Sunday Life. Has travelled and reported on Coleraine FC on several of their European ties over the years.
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