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Tiernan Lynch urges Larne to develop attacking threat after Euro win


Tiernan Lynch. Credit: INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

Tiernan Lynch. Credit: INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

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Tiernan Lynch. Credit: INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

Larne manager Tiernan Lynch wants his side to develop a greater attacking threat following their European debut which ended in victory.

David McDaid’s early goal gave his side a hard-fought win against Cymru Premier side Bala Town but the Europa Conference League tie is only at the half-time stage, with the teams meeting again on Thursday at Inver Park.

“We are talking a lot about finding more penetration and trying to score more goals,” said Lynch. “You saw some of that in the second half and I’m super proud of them.

“Davy (McDaid) worked his socks off and was absolutely superb. I thought we settled into the game better in the second half and passed the ball better, creating more chances.

“We need to step our game up and hopefully we can do that on our own pitch. We have seen that this team can be dangerous, they have a lot of height and strength and we will have to be at our best.”

Meanwhile, Coleraine midfielder Ben Doherty, who scored in his side’s 2-1 defeat away to Bosnian side Velez Mostar, is confident the Bannsiders can still finish the job at Mourneview Park on Thursday.

“Coming here, we knew what to expect and you don’t get easy games in Europe,” he said. “They keep the ball well and have a few good players but we have our strengths too and compared to last year when you knew the game was over we still have another match to play.

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“We’ve done the first part, now we will see what next week has in store.”

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