Match Reaction

Kearney pleased with mental strength

COLERAINE boss Oran Kearney was full of praise for bis players overcoming a ‘mental test’ in the win against Institute…

Goals from Aaron Canning (2), Stephen O’Donnell and Josh Carson sealed a 4-0 success at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

After securing the League Cup under the lights and a tremendous atmosphere, the Bannsiders would have to focus on earning a crucial three points in difficult playing conditions, with Kearney labelling his troops as being ‘terrific’.

Kearney revealed that he spoke to his players on Thursday night and pre-game about dropping points against Institute in the previous two games and hoped that they would learn from those fixtures.

The boss also gave a fitness update on Ben Doherty and Eoin Bradley ahead of this Friday night’s clash against Larne.