Institute 0 Ballymena Utd 1
Ballymena United striker Kevin Kelbie netted his fourth goal in five matches, to secure the points at fellow strugglers Institute.
The big striker dusted himself down before composing himself to fire home the winner from the spot, after ’Stute’s David Ogilby had brought him down in the area, but he admits there’s still a lot more to come from him.
“I happy that I have scored four goals in five matches because I’m not playing at my top level,” admitted the Scot.
“It just shows myself and people what I can do even though I know that I can play better, but hopefully the goals just keep coming.
“Because it was the winner then it was a crucial goal, but it meant we won the three points, which was the main thing, so I had to make sure it went in.”
Following their dreadful result against Glenavon which boss Roy Walker described as the worst night in football he’d ever had, Kelbie confessed that the players took everything on board this week at training and silenced some of their doubters.
“To be honest there was a lot of talk about preparation going into this match following Tuesday’s game and I think we responded well and answered our critics, “ he said.
The defeat for Institute has left manager John Gregg worried about the situation even at this stage of the season.
“Yes I am worried, but the first thing you don’t do is hide,” he said. “I remember being here two years ago and no one was worried until February and you can’t do that now.
“We are battling for our lives to try and keep this club in the league.”