Match Reaction

Draw the least we deserved – OK

ORAN Kearney was delighted with his side’s performance levels yet again as they sealed a dramatic 2-2 draw against Linfield at Windsor Park…

With the Bannsiders trailing 2-1 into stoppage time, Lee Lynch’s cross would be headed home by Matthew Shevlin to give Coleraine a deserved share of the spoils.

Kearney remarked that it would have been cruel for his side to have left the National Stadium empty-handed and he was glad his players held a half-time lead through Jamie McGonigle’s finish.

The gaffer handed a Premiership start to Alfie Gaston and his performance was labelled as “exceptional” as Kearney stated he has trained well with the first-team squad this season.

Coleraine welcome Crusaders to The Showgrounds on Saturday and Kearney stated that he wants another top performance in the bank as ideal preparation for the European play-offs.