Coleraine leave it late again in 2-1 win over Ards

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Jamie McGonigle strikes in stoppage time as the Bannsiders leave the Bangor Fuels Arena with all three points

In what is starting to become a bit of a habit, Coleraine waited until the dying embers to decide their game with Ards.  Substitute Jamie McGonigle scoring in stoppage time to record a 2-1 win for the Bannsiders.

Coleraine are beginning to look like the masters of the late show, a week earlier scoring two in four minutes in a draw against Ballymena  The weekend before that, the Stripes pegged back Glenavon late on, again registering a 2-2 draw.

Saturday's result will certainly feel a little sweeter for Oran Kearney's men, this time claiming all three points with their late goal.  His side have leapfrogged their opponents into fifth place.  

Coleraine initially went ahead  through a 65th minute  Darren McAuley volley.  Their lead wasn't to last long though  with Joel McKinney levelling four minutes later with a header that was adjudged to have narrowly crossed the line.

Ards then found themselves reduced to ten men with 12 minutes ot go after Emmett Friars received a second yellow.  Coleraine then found their stoppage-time winner after McGonigle beat Ards keeper Aaron Hogg to seal the points.

Next up for Coleraine is a league cup game with Knockbreda.  Meanwhile, Ards will host Warrenpoint.

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