DAVID Scullion grabbed a late, late equaliser for the Bannsiders as they salvaged a point from this trip to Seaview.
Only on the pitch a matter of minutes, Scullion popped up three minutes into stoppage time to send a looping header past home 'keeper Sean O'Neill.
The Crues had led from a 59th minute Timmy Adamson nod after David McMaster had delivered the ball from the left.
Both sides had ample opportunity earlier in proceedings to claim victory with perhaps Leon Knight coming closest when, in the first half, his angled drive was pushed over by O'Neill.
Crusaders: O'Neill, McKeown, McBride, Leeman, Watson, Coates, Morrow, Adamson, Gargan, Dallas, Owens subs Magowan (not used), McCann (not used), Rainey (not used), Halliday (replaced Adamson 67), McMaster (replaced Gargan 46)
Coleraine: M. Doherty, Beverland, Ogilby, Lowry, Allen, McIlmoyle, Canning, Tommons, Clarke, Knight, Black subs Scullion (replaced Canning 85), Parkhouse (not used), McCauley (replaced Clarke 66), Jennings (replaced Tommons 66), Spratt (not used)
- David Sculliin is mobbed by his Coleraine team-mates (Picture: Stephen Hamilton/PressEye.com)