Match Reaction

OK proud of troops

COLERAINE boss Oran Kearney hailed his side’s ‘monster shift’ as they were narrowly beaten in Bosnia last night…

The Bannsiders go into next week’s second leg trailing 2-1 as they battled hard in the searing heat.

Kearney hailed the fitness levels throughout the squad and the character shown after going down to ten men following Lyndon Kane’s dismissal.

The boss also spoke of his delight at Ben Doherty’s opener as the midfielder struck a delightful effort into the bottom corner inside ten minutes.

The second leg will be played next Thursday night at Mourneview Park and Kearney hopes that his side can complete a memorable comeback.