BLUES’ boss David Healy admitted a draw was probably a fair result on the balance of play and chances created.
The former NI striker watched Coleraine dominate for long spells but pass up good chances to score.
Linfield could have nicked the points near the end when they hit the woodwork twice but the game remained scoreless.
“First half Coleraine had the better chances,” said Healy.
“Both Rodney and myself probably agree that there wasn't too much free-lowing attractive football
“I think the pitch is difficult to play on – there was a lot of sand on the pitch - and it was difficult for both sides
“But leaving with a point and a clean sheet against a team like Coleraine - you’d have to settle for that.
“I wouldn't say our late rally earned us the right to win the game.”