Match Reaction

‘Three points was what we needed’ – Doherty

COLERAINE midfielder Ben Doherty insists the Bannsiders’ main aim was to bag all three points at Warden Street…

Oran Kearney’s men would do just that as goals from Aaron Traynor and Stephen Lowry sealed a 2-1 derby win.

The midfielder acknowledged the importance of keeping tabs on the two teams above us in the table and the two goals arrived at good times in the contest.

Ballymena halved the deficit through a Ross Redman header and Doherty remarked that the Stripes had to withstand a huge amount of pressure from the hosts to clinch the win.

Coleraine now turn their focus to the Irish Cup as we host Crusaders and Doherty hopes that he and his team-mates can make the most of home advantage.