Match Reaction

Learning from Lowry

COLERAINE midfielder Aaron Jarvis was pleased to see he and his team-mates rack up a third successive win in all competitions…

Two quick fire goals in the first-half from Curtis Allen and Josh Carson did the damage as the Bannsiders closed the gap on a few teams above them in the table.

Speaking to Coleraine TV after the game, the impressive Jarvis admitted the Stripes had to “dig in” at times to secure all three points.

“I thought we were good,” he said.

“We were good in the first-half in what was a tough game.

“They were very good, keep the ball well and Dean has them well drilled.

“We knew how tough it was going to be but we just dug in and thankfully we got the result.”

Jarvis remarked that he is enjoying playing in the middle of the park alongside Stephen Lowry as the pair have built-up a good understanding in recent weeks.

“I was reading before the game that Dungannon had won six out of their last seven games, so we knew it was going to be really tough,” he added.

“The first goal helped us and then we got another one straight after, so thankfully we got two goals in the first-half and we were able to see out the game in the second half.

“It’s been great getting the licence to go forward.

“It’s really good playing with Stephen Lowry, I’m learning from him all the time and I have been for the last couple of years.

“It’s been excellent for my career, he’s great to learn off but I’m just glad to be back playing first and foremost and I’m feeling really good.”

With Coleraine playing Cliftonville this Saturday at Solitude – Jarvis’ message is clear.

“We have a massive game now on Saturday and we turn our focus to Cliftonville,” he stressed.

“We’ll rest and recover, get into training on Thursday and be ready for Saturday.”