Lyons roars as Coleraine win

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Lyons roars as Coleraine win thumbnailBrad Lyons impressed for the Bannsiders in their defeat of Portadown.

BRAD Lyons was the two-goal hero as Coleraine recovered from losing an early goal and star striker Eoin Bradley to defeat Portadown 4-2 in an entertaining Danske Bank Premiership clash on Saturday.
Spectators had barely taken their seats when Adam Foley had fired the visitors in front with a sweetly struck left foot volley from the edge of the box after a Portadown corner had been partially cleared.
Moments later the game took an unexpected turn as Coleraine striker Eoin Bradley suffered a serious injury after colliding with a post as he tried to level the scores.
A 20 minute delay ensued as Bradley was treated by medical experts on the pitch before being taken to Causeway Hospital in Coleraine by ambulance. The delay appeared to affect the visitors more than their hosts as their defence opened to allow Brad Lyons the time and space to pick his spot and score a terrific equaliser.
Nine minutes later Lyons was on target again, this time with his head as he directed Neil McCafferty's corner past Portadown keeper Chris McGaughey.
Portadown, though, belied their lowly league position by squaring the match at 2-2, Alan Byrne, beating Chris Johns after the Coleraine keeper had reacted smartly to deny Foley.


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