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Cliftonville made it two wins from two at the start of the new season with 2-1 victory over Coleraine at Solitude.
A quiet opening to the game saw the sides trade half chances before, on 18 minutes, the Reds almost moved in front through Ryan Curran who blasted against an upright before Joe Gormley's follow up header was kept out by Gareth Deane.
At the other end Matthew Shevlin was teed up by substitute Aaron Jarvis but his effort was fired over as the first half ended scoreless.
The Bannsiders almost found a way through just after the hour, however Eoin Bradley's effort was headed off the line by Levi Ives while, just before that, Gormley had another attempt kept out by Deane.
But Gormley wasn't to be denied with 11 minutes remaining when he connected with Jamie McDonagh's cross to finally direct a header past Deane.
McDonagh claimed a second just a couple of minutes after that, although it's set to go down as an own goal as his cross went in off Stephen O'Donnell.
Coleraine pulled one back in the closing moments through Aaron Traynor who crept in unnoticed at the back post to head Lyndon Kane's cross past Declan Dunne but it wasn't enough to spark a late comeback.
Cliftonville: Dunne, Ives, Harney, C. Curran, Hale, R. Curran, McDonagh, Addis, Doherty, Gormley, Gallagher subs Breen, Foster, McCurry, Casey, Turner, Lowe, Kearns
Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Brown, Jarvis, McKendry, Lowry, Tweed, O'Donnell, Glackin, Traynor, Shevlin subs Gallagher, Bradley, Carson, Wilson, Kelly, Friel
FT: #DanskeBankPrem— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 31, 2021
Had been delayed due to floodlight failure.
First Premiership win for boss Stuart King.
Crues have signed full-back Johnny Black who's just returned from Australia.
Crusaders eased to victory and Daniel Kelly's overhead kick gave Carrick their first Premiership success of the season.
Meanwhile, there was a deadline day signing elsewhere in East Antrim:
Transfer news: Deadline day signing for Larne - forward Thomas Oluwa from Galway United.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 31, 2021
The 20-year-old Dubliner arrives at Inver Park after spending his career to date in the League of Ireland.#DanskeBankPrem#Larne #DeadlineDay
Pic: Larne FC pic.twitter.com/LA7gOhHu7W