Glens set for Motherwell meeting, Coleraine through too and Healy on the mend

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Robbie McDaid - another big winner for Glens.

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Coleraine and Glentoran both had 1-0 wins at home in Europa League preliminary ties on Thursday night.

The Bannsiders beat La Fiorita from San Marino thanks to a late goal from James McLaughlin.

Oran Kearney's men go to Maribor in Slovenia in the first qualifying round next week.

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Canning, Jarvis, Doherty, Lowry, McLaughlin, Carson, O'Donnell, Traynor, Allen subsGallagher (not used), Douglas (not used), Bradley (replaced Allen 62), Tweed (not used), Parkhill (not used), Nixon (replaced Carson 46), McGuckin (not used)

James McLaughlin on target to trigger Coleraine celebrations. Pics: NIFL.

Meanwhile, the Glens will travel to Scottish Premiership side Motherwell after overcoming Faroe Islands club HB Torshavn.

Ruaridhri Donnelly set up Robbie McDaid to fire in a brilliant first half winner at the Oval:

Glentoran: Coleing, Kane, Bigirimana, Gallagher, Donnelly, McDaid, McClean, Clucas, Marron, O'Neill, Cowan subsBrown (not used), McCullough (replaced Clucas 68), Mitchell (not used), Stewart (replaced Donnelly 83), McDonagh (replaced O'Neill 72), O'Connor (not used), Crowe (not used)

New signing, former Motherwell midfielder Gaël Bigirimana, was named man of the match. 

He's now set for a return to Fir Park. 

Stephen Robinson's team will be firm favourites but the Glens plan to give it a go:

Credit to all the players on Thursday night for performing in conditions like this:

Finally, best wishes to Northern Ireland's record goalscorer...

Linfield manager David Healy has been injured in a fall at home.

The Blues say the 41-year-old has undergone surgery, is recovering in hospital and hopes to be discharged soon. 


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