Match Reaction

Shevlin delighted to be off the mark

MATTHEW Shevlin spoke to Coleraine TV after netting a brace in yesterday’s 2-0 win against Portadown…

The striker would break the deadlock on 20 minutes as he latched onto Conor McDermott’s through ball and last season’s top goalscorer admitted he spoke to the full-back about a potential link-up from back to front.

Shevlin would only take two minutes to add a second in the second-half as he was on the end of a fine team move and like any good striker, the Ballymena native insists he was delighted to get off the mark.

The 23-year-old scored four times during three visits to the Loughshore Hotel Arena last season and he has targeted netting again as Coleraine make the visit on Tuesday night.