Match Reaction

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JAMIE Glackin joked that he was just glad Aaron Jarvis passed him the ball after netting in yesterday’s win against Linfield…

The Bannsiders would pick up all three points as Lyndon Kane and Matthew Shevlin found the back of the net before Glackin’s late third.

Ex-Dungannon Swifts and Crusaders ace Glackin admitted the quick start helped the Stripes record the success as Kane’s penalty was comfortably dispatched after just eleven minutes on the clock.

“I think we started really well,” he said.

“There was a tough wind but obviously we got the right call to start and play into it and I think the boys were super throughout.

“Everyone to a man pressed them nice and high early and we stuck to our game plan.

“Thankfully we got the penalty through Lyndon and he was really composed.”

Glackin’s goal was the highlight of the afternoon as the midfielder picked up the ball inside his own half following a tremendous save from Gareth Deane before playing a neat one-two with Jarvis.

“I think it was a super goal to be honest,” he reflected.

“The breakaway for a start was super, we got up the pitch really quick and thankfully Jarvy took the option to play me in.

“We’ve had our critics over the last couple of months and we know we haven’t been doing well by not finding the back of the net or creating as many chances as we would have liked.

“However, Oran trusts everyone of us, we trust ourselves and we’re all together as a unit and thankfully it’s paying off now.

“It’s a massive and really big result.

“It’s not even just to get the result but people would have maybe thought that we would have banked in the 1-0, but to go and score another two against a team who is top of the league shows a bit of character.”

The Bannsiders host Portadown in the Irish Cup next weekend and Glackin hopes he and his team-mates can take a renewed confidence into that contest.

“Hopefully that bounces us back for the games ahead,” he continued.

“Realistically, the Irish Cup and League Cup are competitions we are going to put our hearts and souls into.

“The League is maybe out of the picture but you still have to finish as high up the table as you can and pick up as many three points as you can to give yourself that chance.

“The Irish Cup is massive and it’s an on their day sort of game, so hopefully we can take today’s performance into next.”