Causeway Chronicle

Trip to defending champions up next for Coleraine . . .

Big games keep on coming!

The big games keep on coming thick and fast for Coleraine.

Hot on the heels of Monday’s draw with Glentoran comes a trip to Larne on Friday night (kick off 8pm).

That follows a tough run of matches against Cliftonville and Crusaders and a BetMcLean Cup win at Ballymena United.

Although the 0-0 draw with the Glens won’t live long in the memory, it did, nevertheless, secure back to back clean sheets in the league.

You feel another one will be extremely hard to come by at Inver Park.

Larne were purring as they came from behind to reignite their title challenge against Linfield last weekend.

“It’s another tough one,” admitted manager Oran Kearney.

“Credit where credit is due.Windsor Park is a hard enough place to go and get a result.

“To go behind there and get your result is even more impressive. 

“We know they will have a spring in their step and we know we will have to go down there and match that.”

The Bannsiders boss looked to the positives ahead of Friday’s clash with the champions.

“The performance level (against Glentoran) maybe wasn’t where we would want it to be but we have to build on the clean sheet.”

Lyndon Kane, substituted in the second half, will be assessed by the medical staff.

He aggravated an existing injury in a tackle and was taken off as a precautionary measure.

Causeway Chronicle

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