Match Reaction

Hamilton were more clinical – OK

ORAN Kearney acknowledged Hamilton’s clinical edge was the big difference as the Bannsiders were beaten in the SPFL Trust Trophy…

The Stripes had levelled at the break through Lee Lynch’s finish after Lewis Smith had opened the scoring for the holders.

Hamilton would retake the lead three minutes after the interval as Dario Zanatta converted from close range, however, Coleraine would then waste several big chances to grab an equaliser much to Kearney’s frustration.

Despite being disappointed at the result, Kearney insists he can take plenty of positives from the game in terms of being to revert to a 4-4-2, as well as commenting on Senan Devine’s performance as the teenager was introduced from the bench at half-time.

Coleraine face Newry City in the Premiership next weekend and Kearney has demanded his players “to really kick on” in the League.