Ballymena United's Tony Kane believes tonight's Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup final showdown with Glentoran at Windsor Park will be decided on a "throw of the dice".
The Sky Blues won a tense semi-final penalty shoot-out against Coleraine on Monday after nicking an astonishing 94th-minute equaliser to send the tie into extra-time.
Eoin Bradley's delicious first-half free-kick looked to have booked the Bannsiders a third final in four years - until substitute Kenny Kane struck deep into injury-time.
Although David Jeffrey's side will go into the final as underdogs, Tony Kane insists he wouldn't have it any other way.
"It's basically now a throw of the dice," said the former Cliftonville man. "It's down to whatever team wants it more, who uses their substitutes well, who takes their chances. And, of course, you need a little bit of luck.
"Cup finals tend to be really tight affairs. We've played the Glens a few times this year, they are a very strong team, but we'll be up for it. It's great to be in another final. It's meant for someone - why not us?"
Kane admitted it took him some time to catch his breath after Monday's stunning result.
"Coleraine thought they had done enough," he added. "Our substitutions made the difference.
"Davy (Jeffrey) drilled into us before the game that no one should be disappointed if they were not in the starting 11 because he intended to use 16 players.
"Everyone played their part and it just shows how important a good squad is to a club. We were stronger in extra-time. Had we scored with 10 minutes remaining, I honestly think we would have won the game.
"Credit to the boys, they kept going. When we scored, it knocked the stuffing out of Coleraine. For once we got a great ball into the box from Andy McGrory, Aaron Burns headed it back across the box, Leroy (Millar) shanked it and it fell for Kenny for a two-yard tap-in. You don't care how they go in, as long as the ball goes over the line.
"Unfortunately, it took until the 94th minute for us to get four or five people into the box - and we ended up scoring. I'm one of those people who think that it was meant to be.
"It was a great day for football and a great day for the Irish League. The two semi-finals were entirely different. The Cliftonville-Glentoran match was of high intensity and played at a high pace, whereas our game was more of a technical battle, it was more stop-start.
"To be honest, it was a horrible game to play in. There were too many free-kicks conceded by both teams and too many little niggly things going on.
"We didn't have the chance to enjoy the win or the prestige of getting through to the final. We got changed, jumped in the car and went home. I think I was back in my house within a half-hour of the final whistle.
"This final will also be weird in many ways. At least we now know the procedure when we get to the ground in terms of warming up and things. There will be no razzmatazz that is usually associated with a cup final, no suits and no big build-up.
"We've got this far, so we are within touching distance. We've had a season to forget, but it could still be a big ending for us."