Match Reaction

Scoreline harsh on my players: OK

ORAN Kearney believes the 4-1 defeat to Cliftonville was a harsh scoreline on his players at Solitude…

The Bannsiders would leave north Belfast empty-handed as goals from Ronan Hale, Shea Kearney, Sam Ashford and Rory Hale did the damage for the hosts.

Coleraine did manage to pull a goal back through Jamie McGonigle for 2-1 just after the break, but any hopes of a comeback were quickly extinguished as Ashford found the bottom corner two minutes later – before Hale’s 90th-minute curler completed the scoring.

The visitors did create several chances throughout the 90 minutes but Kearney remarked the hosts were more ruthless in front of goal.