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Friday 28 Feb 2020
Irish Cup: Bradley winner secures Coleraine's spot in semi-finals

Coleraine booked their spot in the last four of the Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Irish Cup thanks to a late strike from Eoin Bradley.

The centre-forward’s 87th-minute finish fired the Bannsiders to a 3-2 win over hosts Larne on Friday night.

For Tiernan Lynch’s Inver Reds, it meant the third consecutive defeat in the competition by Coleraine. 

A minute’s silence was held before kick-off as a mark of respect for Irish FA Football Operations Manager Craig Stanfield who passed away last weekend.

When the game got under way it was Lyndon Kane's own goal which put Larne in front before James McLaughlin levelled matters when his low volley nestled in the bottom corner of Conor Devlin’s net. 

Larne skipper and former Northern Ireland international Jeff Hughes' header put the east Antrim men in front for a second time before Stephen Lowry restored parity from the penalty spot. 

Substitute Bradley fired Oran Kearney’s charges through to the semi-finals when he beat Devlin at the near post.

The remaining three Irish Cup quarter-finals are due to take place on Saturday afternoon with 2019 beaten finalists Ballinamallard set to welcome Ballymena, Dungannon Swifts locking horns with Cliftonville while holders Crusaders travel to Glentoran.