This wasn’t a match or that deserved anything as dramatic as a last minute, but thankfully it came for Linfield, being on the right side of a late goal this week. The result means that Europe is tantalisingly close for Linfield, but not quite job done. Still two more points to get.
An injury to Joel Cooper meant that he missed out, with Eetu Vertainen coming in.
Sat in the stand, ready for the start of the game, I was up on my feet, as there was a change in ends, with Linfield unusually attacking their own fans in the first-half instead of the second-half.
Linfield had a decent enough start, albeit having more of the ball rather than creating any clear opportunities.
The first real moment of note for Linfield came when Matthew Clarke fired the ball across goal, but nobody could get on the end of it.
Chris Shields then took possession, ran with it, and as nobody was bothering to tackle him, decided to have a go for goal. His effort was saved by Gareth Deane, with a Coleraine defender getting to the rebound before Kirk Millar.
Millar was then frustrated when he received the ball in space, but his low effort went just wide.
Matthew Clarke was next to be frustrated after Eetu Vertainen made space for himself in the box with some neat footwork and pulled it back to Matthew Clarke who fired over under pressure from Coleraine defenders.
A half where Linfield were the better team, but you couldn’t say it was outright dominance, far from it.
It was the same old story, a lot of the ball but you never felt that a goal was imminent.
That continued into the second-half. It was hard to see where a Linfield goal was going to come.
Eventually, Coleraine came into it, with Chris Johns being forced into making the best save of the match tipping over a shot from Andy Scott who had cut inside.
Having already lost Chris McKee to injury, replaced by Ethan Devine, Linfield made a double substitution with Kyle Lafferty and Jamie Mulgew coming on for Stephen Fallon.
There would soon be another injury blow for Linfield, with Kirk Millar being forced off.
Logically, Max Haygarth would have been a like for like option but David Healy sprung a surprise by bringing on Niall Quinn.
Turns out I know nothing about football as it was a change which brought rewards for Linfield within minutes.
Kyle Lafferty burst down the right win and crossed for Kyle McClean. Back to goal, instead of trying to make space to go for goal, McClean spotted Niall Quinn free and teed him up, Quinn finishing low to put 1-0 up.
Just as Linfield were contemplating a third successive draw, now they were looking at a win which puts them five clear with two games to go in the race for Europe.
They still had to see the game out, which they did without any scares.
It completed a remarkable run against Coleraine where they went a whole season (five games) without conceding a goal against them. Six games in a row if you include last season.
One ground they will (hopefully) be visiting next season will be Lakeland Park to take on Loughgall, who won promotion.
Hopefully, Linfield can get the points on the board to visit some European grounds at the start of next season.