Match Reaction

“Good habits”, pleases Oran

COLERAINE boss Oran Kearney was once again pleased with his side’s performance as they picked up all three points last night…

A first-half goal from Eoin Bradley had the Bannsiders well on their way before Josh Carson headed home his first of the campaign to double the advantage just after the hour mark.

The result means the Stripes move up to third in the Danske Bank Premiership table and Kearney was full of praise for his side’s work ethic to keep another clean sheet.

“It was another good performance and that’s what we’ve been driving into the players over the last few weeks,” he said.

“We’ve had three or four good performances on the bounce, and I know it’s an old cliché, but when we perform we give ourselves a good chance of winning the game.

“I thought the performance was on the money and we got a couple of good goals with it.

“Keeping clean sheets are good habits.

“Clean sheets starts with your front line and I thought Skinner and Shevlin were really good.

“The work of Conor and Glacks on the wings was outstanding and we know when you come to Seaview, you can’t have any passengers and it’s all hands to the pump.”

Coleraine are back in action on Friday evening as Glenavon make the journey to The Showgrounds (KO 7:45pm).

The Stripes failed to beat the Lurgan Blues in the three meetings last term so Kearney knows just how difficult an assignment awaits his players.

“I’m glad to get the Crusaders game put to bed and a good night’s sleep,” he continued.

“It’s never easy to switch off after a game under lights.

“Glenavon are tough and you just roll from one tough encounter to another in this league.

“Gary has got them going well and they’ve picked up a couple of big results this season.

“It is always tough home and away against them so we know what to expect.”