Match Reaction

Break will do us no harm – Canning

COLERAINE defender Aaron Canning remarked that yesterday’s win against Dungannon Swifts was a ‘very tough battle’ as the Bannsiders dug deep to edge to victory at Stangmore Park…

The Limavady man highlighted that he and his team-mates started the game well but eased off after taking the lead as Rory Patterson fired home an equaliser after Jamie Glackin opened the scoring.

Canning said that there was no ‘panic stations’ at the interval but were instructed to carry on what they were doing as two goals from Ben Doherty – either side of a free kick from Douglas Wilson – was enough to get over the line.

The ex-Glenavon man turns 29 today but added that he feels about 59 as his legs and body are tired after the high amount of games in recent weeks.

Last season’s Player of the Year admits the break in midweek will do no harm as the Bannsiders get set to face Crusaders on Friday evening.