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DJ hails keeper Glendinning as the hero after Kane wonder goal for holders

 

By Billy Weir

David Jeffrey paid tribute to his match-winners after holders Ballymena United booked their place in the semi-finals of the Bet McLean League Cup.

Tony Kane's last-gasp stunning strike finally killed off the challenge of Ards, earning the Sky Blues a 3-2 win in extra-time, but only a fine display by keeper Ross Glendinning got them that far as he pulled off several fine saves to keep the home side in the game.

"The reason we came in with a clean sheet at half-time was because of Ross Glendinning, there's no point in saying otherwise and I said so to Colin Nixon," said Jeffrey.

"We scored a great goal and played some decent football but there were great chances at both ends and the only reason we came in at 1-0 was because of Ross.

"We then got a second goal and I thought 'will we for the first time take control of the game and manage it?' But Ballymena don't know how to do that!

"Then we go to extra-time and Ross has to make several really good saves and then Anthony Kane comes up with an absolute wonder goal."

Kane made a bee-line for his boss when his ripsnorter sealed the tie and Jeffrey admitted that his dead-ball specialist has been itching to get back into the first team after a spell on the bench.

"He has been bending my ear constantly. I said to him his opportunity will come and it did because Willie Faulkner, Andrew Burns and Johnny Flynn were injured. Injuries give people opportunities, Anthony got his and he took it very well.

"I'm delighted for the players and for Ross and Anthony. I said to Ross, 'I want you to start being the difference' and he made the difference. He was superb and that was his best performance in a Ballymena jersey.

"He was brave, decisive, reactive, tremendous and Anthony Kane scores a super goal."

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