Seven days after landing at Linfield, a visit to Carrick Rangers was a banana for Warren Point Town.
That is, like a confident side – and, whispering equally upwards – they took it all in stride.
Alan O’Sullivan gave the visitors the lead in the fourth minute, while Ryan Swann took the lead 2-0, while Keelan Dillon took the third midway through the second half.
Only a late rally from Carrick to get relief from Lloyd Anderson seemed to equate to their all-time best Premiership victory, but as the winning boss Barry Gray summed it up, everything was very comfortable.
The performance was excellent for the second week in a row, he said. “We scored three good goals, suggested the game and scored three goals. It was weird for us. We were never under constant pressure.”
“In the second half, we knew they had to come to us, they were going to throw the ball against us, but we managed it, though we needed a third to get comfortable in the game.”
Only Niall Curry can accept the opposite number.
He said full credit for Warrenpoint. “They wanted more than us, won individual battles across the pitch and were more level with the ball. After the last 15 minutes we were toothless again, we created a little noise and a few creations for them.
“But today it was very easy for Warren Point, it was our long-term disappointing performance.”