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Third time lucky for Bannsiders?

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Third time lucky for Bannsiders? thumbnailColeraine FC General Manager Stevie McCann and Sergeant Terry McKenna launch the #LoveYourClub campaign ahead of Saturday’s Irish Cup clash between Coleraine and Ballymena. The PSNI, with the support of both clubs, is hoping #LoveYourClub will encourage f

BANNSIDERS' boss Oran Kearney says his players are in 'great form' ahead of Saturday's possibly season-defining Tennent's Irish Cup quarter-final at Ballymena United. Coleraine are unbeaten in their last night games - eight wins followed by a draw at Cliftonville on Saturday - but may still start the game as underdogs given Ballymena's rise to prominence.
They recently clinched the League Cup and moved to within touching distance of their great rivals with a come from behind win away at Ballinamallard United at the weekend.
The Braid club is on the crest of a wave at present, selling the majority of tickets for the home stand in a matter of days, but that matters little to the Coleraine manager.
“I don't care about all that - we have our own agenda and that is getting through to an Irish Cup semi-final," admitted Oran.
“Everyone else is entitled to get involved in that but we have a job to do and that is to win a game of football.
“We're in great form and we go there with every confidence.
“With the season we have had we have every right to feel that way," he added.
Coleraine, who have already lost twice to Ballymena this season, are expected to show a number of changes with defenders Steven Douglas and Adam Mullan both unavailable.

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