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Daniel Hughes' second-half strike was enough to earn Cliftonville full points from this afternoon's Danske Bank
Premiership encounter with Coleraine.
Having rode their luck on a few occasions over the course of the match, the Reds took full advantage of momentary
disorganisation in the Bannsiders' penalty area when Hughes pounced to stroke home from close range with an
effort that proved sufficient to get the hosts back to winning ways.
After Darren McCauley had sent a right-footed attempt wide of the mark in the opening minutes, Cliftonville threatened
when a Jason McGuinness free-kick was nodded on by Jay Donnelly, with Hughes teeing Jude Winchester up for a
strike that the midfielder failed to make a clean connection with.
Shortly afterwards, the visitors should have pulled ahead when Chris Johns' long ball forward was headed beyond
goalkeeper Jason Mooney by Jaimie McGovern, providing James McLaughlin with an open net that he failed to take
advantage of, sending his first-time volley over the bar.
Jamie McGonigle smashed a blistering effort off the base of the post early in the second-half but it was the Reds who
made the breakthrough with 64 minutes on the clock; Martin Donnelly's dinked ball over the top for namesake Jay
falling favourably for Hughes, who ghosted past defender Steven Douglas to touch in from eight yards.
It was almost 2-0 shortly afterwards when more wing wizardry from Martin Donnelly ended with a pass to Hughes,
whose cut-back was met by the in-rushing Winchester, only for Johns to make a smart stop.
Coleraine's best chance of an equaliser came with a quarter of an hour remaining; substitute Gary Twigg's cross
taking a huge deflection off McGovern, who was relieved to see Mooney react quickly to save.
The keeper made sure of his clean sheet and all three points just a couple of minutes later when he kept hold of a
McLaughlin header in what proved the Bannsiders' final opportunity of the afternoon.
Cole comforts
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Cliftonville 1-0 Coleraine
The Official Photographers of Cliftonville FC
Ruairi Harkin steers a pass beyond David Kee; Jude Winchester weaves away from Neil McCafferty and (right) Daniel
Hughes beams with delight after finding the net
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Caoimhin Bonner
Chris Curran
Davy McDaid
Ryan Catney
Gary Donnelly

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Substitutes
Cliftonville XI
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Jason Mooney
Jaimie McGovern
Levi Ives
Jason McGuinness
James Knowles
Martin Donnelly
Daniel Hughes
Ruairi Harkin
Jude Winchester
Jay Donnelly
Tomas Cosgrove
Date
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Competition
Danske Bank
Premiership

Venue
Solitude, Belfast
Attendance
TBC

Half-Gate Draw Number
40289