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Pressure on Coleraine claims Linfield manager

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Pressure on Coleraine claims Linfield manager thumbnailColeraine goalscorer Darren McCauley is well watched by Linfield midfielder Robert Garrett during Saturday’s game at the National Stadium. Wk47018

LINFIELD manager David Healy claims all the pressure is on table topping Coleraine as the race for the Danske Bank Premiership title hots up.
Healy was speaking in the wake of Saturday's 2-1 defeat over Oran Kearney's side, a first league defeat of the season for the Bannsiders.
A penalty from Andy Waterworth and a Mark Stafford header gave the Blues a 2-0 half-time lead and while Coleraine dominated after half-time all they had to show for their efforts was a Darren McCauley strike.
“The good thing for me this year is that the pressure is not on us," said the former NI striker.
“The pressure's now on Coleraine - they've not been there before.
“Like Glenavon, they're riding the crest of a wave at the moment but sooner or later the pressure will start to tell," he added.
His opposite number admitted that a below par first half performance had left his players with too much to do in the second period.
“There are very few places in this league where you can only turn up for a half and Windsor Park's not one of them," admitted Oran Kearney.
“We started the second half on the front foot and gave them a scare but it was ultimately a half too late.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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