Coleraine's perfect mix delights boss Oran Kearney

Scoring goals at one end while keeping them out at the other is the perfect recipe for any successful team.

Coleraine’s surge up the Danske Bank Premiership has been built on that formula.

Monday night’s 2-0 win at Crusaders meant the Bannsiders have only conceded once in their last five games.

They have also scored 14 goals during that period much to Kearney’s delight.

Monday night's win moved Coleraine up to third place in the table

“It’s good habits when you’re keeping clean sheets,” said the Coleraine boss.

“It starts from your front line and I thought Eoin Bradley and Matthew Shevlin again were really, really good again.

“And the work of Conor McKendry and Jamie Glackin on the wing was outstanding.

“To come to Crusaders and get a result you need all hands to the pump, you can’t carry any passengers.

“Tonight we had that throughout the team.

“It’s another good performance and that’s what we’ve been driving the last few weeks.

“We’ve had three or four good performances on the bounce, and I know it’s an old cliché, but when we perform we give ourselves a good chance of winning the game.

“Tonight I thought the performance was on the money and we got a couple of good goals with it.”

While Kearney was pleased with his side’s performance his opposite number, Stephen Baxter, was left disappointed with his side’s showing.

“You can’t take anything away from Coleraine, as they deserved their victory,” he said.

“The players are disappointed but we just have to take it on the chin.”

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