Law delighted as young Reserves draw at Crues

Coleraine Reserves manager Johnny Law   photo:Derek Simpson
Coleraine Reserves manager Johnny Law photo:Derek Simpson

Johnny Law hailed his young Reserve side after they drew 1-1 at Crusaders on Friday night.

Law was delighted with the performance of the second string against a physical Crues team.

“I was delighted with our performance,” Law told Times Sport.

“We passed the ball quickly from start to finish and our fitness is very good. We had again a very young side who are only getting to know one another and I’m sure as the weeks get on we will only get stronger.

“It was a great team performance but I have to mention McCorkhill and Lindsay. McCorkhill in his first appearance was exceptional from start to finish and looks to have a very bright future, and Lee Lindsay with a man of the match performance led the team and never put a foot wrong on the night and is showing the hunger to get him to the next level.”

Coleraine opened the scoring when Lindsay robbed the right winger on the half way line he played in Francis who set for Wright and he with one touch put Mullan through on the keeper.

Mullan beat the keeper to the ball and slipped the ball to McCorkhill who had the easy task of putting the ball into he empty net.

Coleraine continued to cause the Crues problems all over the pitch and were by far the better side.

The back four of Lindsay, Taylor, Surgenor and Grissam were comfortable at the back and at times Lindsay and Surgenor were causing Crusaders all sorts of problems down the flanks.

With 15 minutes left the Crues changed their formation and pushed an extra man up and for ten minutes put the bannsiders on the back foot.

With five minutes to go they got rewarded when the referee awarded them a penalty.

Coleraine twice failed to clear and the right winger capitalised on this forcing the defender to slide in and take him out.

They made no mistake from this and with so little time left on the clock the young Bannsiders had to settle for the draw.