Coleraine take on Ards in next Danske Premiership fixture

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Oran Kearney's men head to Clandeboye after last weekends 2-2 derby draw with Ballymena

This weekend's trip to the Bangor Fuels Arena could have been a more crestfallen affair, however thanks to two late Jordan Allan goals last week, Coleraine head to Co Down with a little more buoyancy.  

With Ballymena almost certain to take home the derby spoils after two Cathair Friel Goals; two goals in four minutes by Allan made it honours even.  However, after drawing with Glenavon the week before in similar fashion, The Stripes could do with picking up a win

Coleraine are unbeaten at home this season, so if they Bannsiders can start to take that form on their travels, Oran KEarney's side could make some real headway.  The current side clearly have no shortage of character with back-to-back late shows taking place at the Showgrounds.

Speaking ahead of last week's derby, Kearney praised his sides resiliance, along with their ability to deal with setbacks.  It should be remembered that this is a young side currently plying their trade on the Ballycastle Road.  The headway they've made this season is excellent, with many of their young players really starting to find their feet.

Ards themselves could do with a little momentum.  After a sensational start to the season and an early manager of the month award,  Niall Currie's men have seen somewhat of a dip in their form, with back-to-back defeats to Ballinamallard and Linfield.  However a win last weekend against strugglers Carrick Rangers will have steadied the ship a little.

Meanwhile Ards FC have lodged a planning application for a new stadium on the grounds of Movilla High School.  Pending public consultation, the Newtonards side hope to build a stadium with a 3G pitch and a new spectator stand.

Kick-off on Saturday is at 3pm

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