Match Reaction

‘Break helped us’ – OK

ORAN Kearney believes the ten day break helped the squad to refresh after last night’s derby day success against Ballymena United…

First-half goals from Jamie Glackin and Conor McKendry gave the Stripes the lead at half-time, with Josh Carson’s near post finish sealing the deal just before the hour mark.

It meant that the Bannsiders returned to winning ways after back-to-back defeats and Kearney remarked that his side simply ‘went to basics’ to ensure they were able to pick up maximum points.

Kearney commented on all three goals as Glackin scored one and provided two assists, as well as looking ahead to the BetMcLean Cup final.

The boss has called on the fans ‘to make as much noise as possible’ as they bid to lift the trophy for a third time.