Warrenpoint Town coach Harry Fay has questioned whether some of the players have the stomach for the fight after their drubbing at the hands of Coleraine on Saturday.
The Point sit second bottom in the table and were handed a big opportunity to close the gap on Ballinamallard after they lost 4-0 at Glentoran on Friday night.
However, Warrenpoint were beaten even more heavily after four goals in 15 minutes from the visitors in the first half put the result beyond any doubt.
After Brad Lyons opened the scoring on 27 minutes for Oran Kearney’s men, Aaron Canning doubled the lead with a cracking finish before 18-year-old Lyons grabbed his second and Coleraine’s third with a header five minutes before the break.
There was still time for Neil McCafferty to convert a penalty after Matthew Snoddy had been pulled back in the box and sub Gary Browne completed the rout with a simple finish 13 minutes from time.
“The big thing is, prior to them scoring, we were probably the best team and playing well. The big question that football ask you is, when you go 1-0 down, can you manage it?” Fay said.
“As soon as we went 1-0 down we went ragged and we had a good shape up until then. You need to manage that, get through the next ten minutes and make sure you don’t concede again.
“All of a sudden we’re 4-0 down and that’s a mentality thing. That’s where you look for your strong characters, your team ethos and all the rest.”