Institute boss Kevin Deery is delighted by his side’s recent form, which was carried on at Dergview on Saturday.
The Waterside men have scored 11 goals in their last three games, with Gareth Brown, Jamie McIntrye, Stephen Curry and Kyle Friel Curran all finding the net
It’s good going forward that we have people chipping in with goals.Kevin Deery
“That’s 11 goals in three games and I think that’s one of our better returns, during my time as manager,” he stated.
“On Saturday we were the superior team; we looked dangerous, looked as if we were going to score goals and that’s always a real positive sign.
“We controlled the first half but we were a wee bit tentative in our play, we were sort of over thinking things, but we got more fluency in our play in the second half and cut them open lots of times.
“Obviously then when you take your chances, that’s the sort of scoreline you can muster up.
“It’s good going forward that we have people chipping in with goals.”
Deery changed his system at Dergview with 3-5-2 system and his plan worked to a treat, especially in the second half.Duo McIntyre and Stephen Curry were employed as wing-backs and they played their part in the win.
“At training last Thursday night we spoke to both Jamie McIntyre and Stevie Curry about playing them for their attacking options and not their defensive duties, so we wanted to control the play,” he added.
“We established that we wanted to control things at the back and keep the two boys high up the pitch and let them do their more influential stuff, which is attacking, so we worked on it and in the second half we got more joy out of it.“We started to believe in what we were doing after the break and I was delighted with Jamie Mac because it’s a thing that we are constantly on to him about scoring more goals and thankfully he got two.
“Lets hope he pushes on now and be a real threat for us in the run-in, as we try to get promoted.”
Another man who was amongst the goals was former Dergview man Kyle Friel Curran, but Deery wants him to keep that level of performance for the remainder of the season.
The talented striker has netted four goals in those last three games but the ’Stute gaffer wants him to stay focused.
“Kyle has certainly got a bit of quality, but we knew that before we signed him, but it took him a wee while to get up to speed with the boys,” added Deery.
“I think it was five weeks nearly before we gave him his debut at Loughgall, three weeks ago and we saw in training that his level went up a wee bit; we saw that he had something different from the players that we had, so we put him in the team and thankfully he has scored goals.
“But in saying that he has to realise that yes he can do that, but he needs to keep doing that. I think after the Loughgall game against Ballyclare he was substituted after an hour, so I don’t want that to happen again.
“I don’t want that old mindset creeping into him, because he’s a good player and he can be the difference for us at times.”