Causeway Chronicle

Frustrating draw for Coleraine

Frustration is probably the best way to describe the result.

I think if Coleraine had scored first they would have scored a few.

But Carrick did that – and what a strike it was – and they had something to hold onto.

You have to give Stuart King credit. He had a game plan and it worked.

It might be a basic style but his players have him everything.

And if it hadn’t been for Gareth Deane, we could have been two behind and that would have been a long way back.

Having said that, it would have been a travesty if Coleraine hadn’t taken something from the game.

The disappointing thing for me was that clinical touch in the final third.

I know it’s very difficult to break down a team defending the way Carrick did.

But for all our possession, how many saves did their ‘keeper have to make?

We had plenty of the ball but that little bit of quality with a final pass, cross or shot, was missing.

The only time we really got in behind them was the goal and I was delighted for Davy (McDaid). That will have done his confidence no harm.

I would like to have seen Jamie Glackin playing more in the pocket behind the strikers to try and play one-two’s to try and open them up.

I liked us playing with two up front but unfortunately we weren’t just clinical enough.

I would have loved to see Andrew Mitchell’s ‘goal’ at the end stand but it was a foul.

All in all I’d say Oran will be very frustrated the way the afternoon played out. 

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