Marty Quinn believes Cup final success tomorrow could be the catalyst for Coleraine's season to finally take off.
They may have emerged from the CIS Insurance Cup without a victory, but ironically tomorrow night's North West Cup decider against Tobermore United could give Coleraine the opportunity to land some early season silverware.
Ambitious Quinn, of course, wants more. He was unhappy with his side's performance against Institute last time out, ending what he admits was a 'disastrous' CIS campaign and his players attempted a response against Paul Kirk's Distillery.
"We were good in spells, but there is still a lack of threat up front and we are continuing to leak goals," said Quinn after Distillery ran out comfortable winners at the Showgrounds.
"I saw signs of improvement and Stephen Carson was for me the best player on the park, but we did not channel enough ball to him. He was frozen out at times and I asked the lads to give him more supply in the second-half.
"The game hinged on Distillery's penalty award. I'm not one to criticise referees very often, but I honestly believe Alan Black got it wrong.."
Coleraine had battled back to level by half-time with Trevor Hutchinson cancelling out Waterworth's 30th minute strike.
Gary Browne converted the 49th minute penalty and both he and Waterworth scored again before the end.