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PremierLeague-News.Com - Larne defender Albert Watson saluted his side's resilience and never-say-die mentality at Seaview.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! "Larne defender Albert Watson saluted his side's resilience and never-say-die mentality at Seaview. Ross Clarke volleyed the Crues into a deserved lead on the stroke of half-time, but Larne were a different animal in the second 45 against opponents who switched off and were punished.Former Crues striker Ronan Hale netted before going off with an injury while substitutes Dylan Mottley-Henry and Johnny McMurray also hit the net in the impressive fightback.A 15-minute second half spell was glorious for Larne, disastrous for the Crues and the result saw the Invermen climb to fourth in the table."We had a gameplan that didn't work in the first half. We didn't do the right things at the right times and we were a bit all over the place," said former Linfield ace Watson."We got in at half time and they deserved to be ahead. We came out with a completely different performance. We played smarter, got the balls into the channels and scored three great goals, which is important because we haven't been taking our chances this season. We took our goals well and we showed great character. It was a remarkable turnaround."While Tiernan Lynch's side were ruthless at punishing Crusaders for some sloppy defending in the second half, centre-back Watson was a cool and composed presence in the heart of a visiting backline.
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."They scored from a free-kick and we could have done better, but we defended well on the whole, especially when they were pressing at the end," added Watson."The charge is on for Europe for us. We want to be playing in Europe and these are all hard matches. Cliftonville on Tuesday is another big test. The Reds are strong at home and we haven't done well there. We have something to prove there as they are a decent team. It's about defending well and taking our chances like we did against Crusaders."Crues boss Stephen Baxter said: "We had to make three or four changes in the line up as there has to be a view from us regarding what is up the road - the Irish Cup and play-offs," he argued."All that is very important in and we have to look at what bodies we have. We had a teenager on our bench (Andrew Thomas Clarke) and another 15-year-old on standby but there's no excuses around squads being stretched."We are deep into the season and when you are playing the top teams you at the edge of your game, but I felt both sides were up for this game and we will just reflect on not taking our chances.""
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