COLERAINE: Darren McCauley runs riot for Bannsiders against Glens

Coleraine's Darren McCauley pictured celebrating against Glentoran. 'Picture - Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Coleraine's Darren McCauley pictured celebrating against Glentoran. 'Picture - Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Coleraine had a number of standout performances against Glentoran, but ex-Institute man Darren McCauley in particular caught the eye.

The silky wide man tortured the Glens rearguard all night scoring one and setting up another as the Bannsiders ran riot.

Oran Kearney labelled the former Derry City man as ‘unplayable’ after the game.

The unassuming McCauley though said that although he was pleased with his own performance he wants to get on the score sheet more often.

“I’m very happy with my own performance, and obviously I’m delighted to get a goal,” he said.

“I know that is something I need to improve on, I know I should be scoring more goals.

“Overall though I’m very happy with my performance and the team’s.

“I think that performance has been coming for a while now.

“That’s the best we have played in a while to be honest.

“We started the game very well and we continued that on into the second half and got the goals.

“Once we went 4-0 up it was only a matter of seeing the game out.”

Two extremely positive performances on the bounce have lifted the mood at The Showgrounds following their embarrassment at Dungannon a fortnight ago.

McCauley said they have put that behind them, but said the youthful stripes have to produce performances on a regular basis.

“We’re not young boys any more, we’re men,” he said.

“All the young players have really come of age and stepped up to the mark.

“Now is the time to do it and we have to step up to the mark. We have set the bar now and we have to keep aiming for that.

“We’ve put the Dungannon game behind us.

“We played really well against Crusaders last week so we wanted to build on that and get a bit of momentum.

“Getting a settled team is a big part of it too.

“We look as though we have got that now and that will help us get the consistency in our results.

“Brad has come in and played very well in that central role, it looks like it is going to be his position.

“Rodney has also done well at left back, he has a brilliant left foot as he proved again tonight.”