Thursday, March 27, 2008

Coleraine 1 Linfield 4

Thanks to Thompo

IPL, Showgrounds, Tuesday 25th March 2008

Team: Mannus, Ervin, Murphy, Bailie (Lindsay 40), O’Kane, Stewart (Dickson 87), Mulgrew, Gault, Curran (Kearney 84), Ferguson, Thompson
Subs not used : McCann, McAreavey

Scorers: Stewart, Curran, Thompson 2

Attendance: 2398

A big, BIG result at a ground where we have traditionally struggled. We dominated for most of the match. Yet again, when a big performance is required, we pull it out of the hat. Bluenose's brief summary:

Ervin,O'Kane need to sort out the passing

Curran is just rubbish

Great result

EBB has gone missing.

Great photos from Thompo here.

With Tense Nervous Cliftonville bottling it and losing yet again, away at Newry, our new title rivals are the Glens, who are on a good winning streak and are now only three behind. The following fixtures will go a long way to deciding the destination of the Gibson Cup:

April 12th Linfield - Glentoran (I'll be there!)
April 19th Cliftonville - Glentoran

I can't really see us slipping up now, we'll be fired up for the Glens game after Boxing Day, and we still seem to have a little bit extra in the tank.

Next up, Cup semi on Saturday against Cliftonville at the Oval. We're long overdue a win against them...

League table:

1 Linfield 26 20 4 2 61 18 64 43
2 Glentoran 26 19 4 3 62 22 61 40
3 Cliftonville 26 18 5 3 50 23 59 27

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