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Shevlin hoping for more good memories

COLERAINE striker Matthew Shevlin is hoping that his goalscoring form against Carrick Rangers can continue…

The marksman netted four times in three visits to the Loughshore Leisure Arena last season as the two sides lock horns this evening.

The 23-year-old grabbed his first goals of the season last Saturday as his brace helped the Bannsiders to a 2-0 success against Portadown at Shamrock Park.

“We were definitely pleased with the win against Portadown,” Shevlin told Coleraine TV after the game.

“We played well for large spells, I was delighted to get on the score sheet and up and running for the season.

“I said to Conor before the game to get the ball into the channel if I make the run and get the ball into the box.

“Conor linked up with me well for the two goals so I’m happy with that.

“It’s every strikers dream that we have midfielders who pass the ball about and I’m just in the middle to finish it off.

“I had a chance in the first-half similarly to my first goal but I thought I had less time, so I maybe should have had a hat-trick.”

Looking ahead to the clash in east Antrim this evening, Shevlin is hopeful that Coleraine can continue their good start to the season.

“I have good memories from there last year,” he reflected.

“However, it’s a new season and a new challenge.

“We just want to keep the form going, we’re playing well at the minute, we’ll be going for all three points and if I get on the scoresheet then happy days.”