Match Reaction

Character showed in second-half

ORAN Kearney insists there are both positives and negatives to take from yesterday’s 2-2 draw against Cliftonville at Solitude…

The Bannsiders had trailed by two goals with little less than half an hour remaining but fought back to earn a draw through Matthew Shevlin’s quick-fire double.

Kearney remarked that ‘keeper Martin Gallagher held his hand up for the two goals his side conceded but reinforced the importance of the shot stopper as he prevented Joe Gormley on two occasions.

The boss admitted he was unsure if Jonny Addis should have been dismissed for the tackle that led to the first penalty and commented on Shevlin’s brace that takes him to 21 goals for the campaign.

With Carrick Rangers travelling to The Showgrounds on Tuesday night, Kearney knows the importance of producing another big performance.