TIM McCann believes that if his Lisburn Distillery side will start climbing the table if they can get a change of luck.
The Whites boss thought his team were heading towards three valuable points at home to Coleraine on Saturday. They produced a resolute defensive display and edged in front with 16 minutes to go through Phillip Simpson.
But Stephen Lowry’s long range free on 86 minutes caught out Billy Brennan in the home goal leaving McCann cursing his luck again.
“Our defence was excellent today,” said McCann. “I feel really sorry for them.
“They put their bodies on the line today throwing themselves in front of everything.
“I’ve been asking for leaders and they were all leaders today. Everyone of them.
“I didn’t see Coleraine scoring today.
“What’s frustrating is a guy has hit a ball from 40 yards, he actually tried to hit one of our guys standing in front of him to get him booked.
“Our guy moved out of the way and it has flown over the keeper from 40 yards.
“Every week we’re paying the cost of individual errors. Against Dungannon we conceded an equaliser with three seconds to go
“It’s really frustrating, but these things seem to happen you when you’re down at the bottom of the league, we just can’t seem to get a break.
“You can’t take anything away from the players today.
“They were magnificent, they gave everything they had, some of them were dead on their feet, but I didn’t want to upset the system and the way we were playing.
“We had a game plan, which we worked on in training, and it worked for most of the game.
“Coleraine are flying high at the minute so we wanted to keep them quiet and frustrate them.
“I knew that if we did that we would nick one at the other end.
“If you had offered me a point before the game I probably would have taken it, but if I’m being honest that’s two points lost for us.
“I said to the players before the game that no matter what happens we don’t get beat today. “That’s what we need to be focused on from now on.”
Bannsiders boss Oran Kearney was also left frustrated at the end, but his frustration was borne out of his side’s below par performance.
“It was a very flat performance today,” he said.
“We just didn’t have any bite, particularly in the first half.
“And even in the second half, up until we got what probably was a fortuitous equaliser, Distillery probably had the better of what limited chances there were in the game.
“They obviously had a plan to try and stifle the game with only one up and with a packed midfield and it worked to be fair.
“We struggled at times to work it out and get in amongst them and create anything.
“So to come away with a draw is fortunate as it was a bad day at the office for us.”