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Ballymena United boss Roy Walker is hoping that reminders of past glories will break the home hoodoo that continues to haunt his team.



After Saturday’s draw with Dungannon Swifts, Walker was surrounded by large prints of the United side that won the Irish Cup in the early Eighties.

Those pictures are to be erected around the dressing room to make it feel more like home but he should make sure there is space left for one of Gary McCutcheon who is quickly becoming a cult hero by the Braid.

The Scottish striker bagged his 13th goal of the season four minutes into the second period and it was cruel on a Swifts side who saw Michael Ward miss from the penalty spot before Dermot McCaffrey (right) netted a superb free-kick nine minutes from the end of play.

“We looked like we had lead in our boots and were far too sluggish, but the positives are we got a point when, from the first-half, we didn’t look like we’d get anything,” said Walker.

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