In this age of analysis and statistics there is only one stat which concerns Coleraine boss Oran Kearney – it’s whether his side have picked up the three points or not.
Wins have been hard to come by for the Bannsiders so far this season.
Saturday’s 2-1 win over Ards was only their third of the campaign.
It might not have been pretty and the visitors probably deserved to take something out of the game.
A penalty from Ruairi Harkin and a close range strike from Shane Jennings put the Bannsiders in control in the second half before Paul McDowell set up a tense finish pulling a goal back to deny the hosts that elusive clean sheet.
“The objective at the start of the day was to get the three points and we are delighted we’ve been able to do that,” said Kearney after the game.
“There’s not many clean sheets in this league and there’s lots made about it. But I make no bones about it I’m in the business to get three points.
“I’ve learned in the past that goal difference doesn’t really do me any good.”
Opposing boss Niall Currie cut a frustrated figure after watching his side come away empty-handed.
“For the first time we feel a wee bit deflated because we’ve come up here and shown we’re every bit as good as Coleraine,” said Currie.
“But we’ve done that before and been every bit as good as a few teams but again we came away with nothing to show for it.
“But I think we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. “