Coagh continued to leak goals at an average of four per match and this was the difference between these two sides on Saturday.
After a three week layoff, Coagh started the match on the front foot with Taylor and Lamont misses early chances supplied by Tomelty and Park but Coagh’s poor passing and defending all around the park led to the home side opening the score through Chines.
Fifteen minutes later the visitors committed the same defensive errors, failing to pick up the ex-Linfield forward from a corner kick as he power into the box to head home his second.
Five minutes later Coagh were out of luck again after Tomelty’s shot rattled of the upright. James Ferguson tested the home keeper while Nesson could only fumble Tomelty’s rasping shot wide.
In the driving seat the visitors finally got the break through after Steven Park was tumbled over just outside the eighteen. Jamie Tomelty stepped up to power his free kick low into the bottom corner.
Steven Lamont missed a glorious chance at the start of the second half to pull Coagh level. Tomelty and Park and Tomelty linked to send the forward free but with the keeper advancing the player pulled his shot well wide.
Coagh made a double change bring on Campbell and Kempton. Both players were straight into the action with Kempton pass and Campbell shot forcing Coagh’s first corner. Coagh were well on top before Anderson tumbled Johnston over in the box.
James Wright sent Hassan the wrong way to extend their lead. Coagh pushed hard to get back into the match but the home side had shut up shop and clear chances became very hard to find.
In the move of the match for Knockbreda, McManus side footed home their forth. Game over and with Coagh heads down, Colum Curtis finished Coagh off after scoring the home side’s fifth and final goal of the match.
Knockbreda: Neeson, D Johnston, Dodds, A Wright, McManus, Hislop, Curtis, J Wright, Chines, Arkinson, Bowers, Young, Corry, Donnelly,
Coagh United: William Hassan, Scott McGeown, James Ferguson, Mark Taylor (Aaron Campbell), David Calderwood, Barry Anderson, Matthew Young (Mathew Kempton), Steven Park, Steven Lamont, Jamie Tomelty Colin Donaldson Stephen Glasgow.
Referee; Simon Creaney,
This week Coagh start their Irish Cup trail when Carrick visit Hagan Park. Carrick last visit to Coagh saw local player Richard Gibson scorethree.
Carrick have yet to lose a League match this season, come to Hagan Park full of confidence after hammering five against Limavady last Saturday.
Note kick for this match is 1.30pm extra time and penalty kicks will decide who goes through into the fifth Round. The following weeks Coagh will be back home again in Intermediate Cup with Derriaghy the visitors at Hagan Park.
Coagh United send their sympathy to the Wright family Circe after the death of local man Erroll last week.