Match Reaction

‘Every game is a cup final’ – Canning

COLERAINE defender Aaron Canning was pleased to get on the scoresheet as the Bannsiders secured all three points at Institute yesterday afternoon…

The Limavady man would score a first-half brace, before further efforts from Stephen O’Donnell and Josh Carson sealed a 4-0 success at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

The defender admits he doesn’t score many goals with his feet, and after netting his sixth goal of the season, he also hasn’t set any targets before the end of the campaign.

After only taking one point from a possible six against ‘Stute so far this term, Canning was under no illusions about how important it was to get the win as the title race continues to be intriguing.

The 27-year-old would be denied a chance to seal his hat-trick due to a knock and he rates Larne as one of the best teams he has faced this season as the Stripes lock horns with Tiernan Lynch’s men on Friday night.