If at first you don’t succeed, then try, try, try and try again will be the motto Alan Teggart adopts for the rest of the season.
At the fourth time of asking, the Ballymena winger decided matters against Glenavon in a game that the Sky Blues threatened to toss away because of their less than deadly finishing.
Teggart was most culpable, spurning three one-on-one chances with Andy Coleman who single-handedly — and also with his feet, body and most of the rest of his anatomy — did his best to keep the home side at bay.
Unluckily beaten when David Munster’s 31st minute header bounced off the woodwork and then Sean McCashin to give United the lead, he pulled off a string of saves to deny the Sky Blues.
Their wastefulness in front of goal looked to have come back to haunt them when Conor Hagan bundled over a 70th minute equaliser but within seconds David Cushley fired over a low cross that simply begged to be finished, Teggart finally obliged.
“It was good to get on the scoresheet from open play because obviously in the first-half I missed a few chances,” he said. “You can hear the crowd get on your back but I was just happy to go up the other end in the second-half and score the winner.”