No changes for either side going into today’s top of the table clash.

Kick off delayed by 15 minutes to allow the large visiting support time to enter the ground.

Jamie McGonigle fired the Bannsiders ahead after 8 minutes when the Glenavon defence seemed to hesitate waiting for a whistle that never came.

James Singleton was sent off in the 14th minute for a last man foul on the edge of the Glenavon area as McGonigle beat the offside trap.

Mark Sykes levelled after 25 at the end of a flowing Glenavon move, Andy Hall picking up the ball and his layoff was perfect for Sykes to gather outside the box and carry it forward before directing the ball beyond Chris Johns.

Photo by Brian Bain

Josh Carson restored the visitors lead seven minutes into the second half with a great strike into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

Sammy Clingan made it 2-2 with his fourth successful penalty of the season in the 77th minute after Johns was adjudged to have fouled Hall as the Glenavon winger got his head to a ball into the Coleraine box.

Photo by Brian Bain

Photo by Brian Bain

Glenavon pressed for a winner in the closing stages but the game finished with the scores level, maintaining Glenavon’s unbeaten home record and Coleraine dropping points for only the second game this season.

Glenavon: Tuffey (c), Marshall, Kelly, Doyle, Singleton, Hall, Sykes, Clingan, Daniels, Mitchell, Burns. Subs: Griffin, O’Mahony, Hamilton, McGrory, Lindsay.

Coleraine: Johns, Mullan, Harkin, Ogilby (c), McCauley, Carson, O’Donnell, Parkhill, Traynor, McGonigle, McCready. Subs: Douglas, Smith, Kee, McConaghie, Whiteside.

Referee: Raymond Crangle