Coleraine up to third by beating derby rivals Ballymena

Coleraine beat Ballymena United 2-0 at Ballycastle Road courtesy of goals from Josh Carson and Jamie Glackin to secure the Boxing Day derby bragging rights.

The Bannsiders found themselves 2-0 to the good within the first 20 minutes and saw out the game to move up to third place in the Premiership table.

Ballymena had goalkeeper Jordan Williamson sent-off in the second half after referee Jamie Robinson adjudged that he had handled outside the area.

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