‘We are united in our goal’ - beverland

Howard Beverland. ''photo:Derek Simpson
Howard Beverland. ''photo:Derek Simpson

Coleraine captain Howard Beverland says his side’s recent performances show the squad is united and determined to climb the table.

The Bannsiders followed up last week’s victory at Cliftonville with another stirring display against Ballymena United on Saturday.

Unfortunately there hard work and effort was not matched with points as the Sky Blues produced something of a smash and grab to snatch a 2-1 win.

Beverland though believes the Bannsiders are on the right track and feels the wins to match the performance levels will follow.

“There was a lot of pressure on us, but that was coming from within the four walls of the club,” he told Times Sport.

“But there has never been any splits, divisions or disunity within the squad.

“It was just a matter of if and when we clicked together. We brought a few more players in to strengthen the squad and it was about getting a regular starting eleven out on the pitch.

“We knew once that would happen we would go out and compete. We showed that against Cliftonville and again against Ballymena. Albeit the result was not what we wanted but there are a lot of positives to take out of it.

“Before they scored their first we had three great chances to go in front. And throughout the game we created even more opportunities but we couldn’t grab the crucial goal and that’s the frustrating thing from our part.

“Hopefully there’s a day coming when we’ll take our chances and we’ll put someone to the sword.”