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Jason Hill (63p)

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Alan Teggart (17p)
Tony Kane (90 1)

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Chris Rodgers and Andy Waterworth chase the ball (Picture: Russell Pritchard/PressEye.com)

SKY BLUES STRIKE LATE TO SECURE POINTS

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A TONY Kane stoppage time strike was enough to earn Ballymena United all three points from this visit to The Oval.

United might have taken an early lead when, on three minutes, Glens 'keeper Aaron Hogg fumbled the ball but was allowed enough time to frontman Gary Thompson to recover to tip the ball to safety.

But the Sky Blues did go in front on 17 minutes from the spot, successfully converted by Ally Teggart, after Alan Jenkins had been impeded by Jimmy Callacher.

Glentoran squandered the chance to level just after the half-hour mark. United defender Chris Rodgers conceded a penalty for a challenge on Martin Murray but Andrew Waterworth could only fire the spot-kick onto the right post.

However, they did grab the equaliser on 63 minutes with the third penalty of the game - this time fired home by Jason Hill after United 'keeper Dwayne Nelson had brought down Waterworth.

And the Glens almost seized the lead not long after only for Jim O'Hanlon to head wide when well placed.

Both sides then saw efforts cleared off the line. Another O'Hanlon header was stopped by David Munster whilst United substitute Peter Duffin was somehow thwarted when Callacher somehow turned his shot onto the crossbar.

Ballymena did grab the points, however, right at the end courtesy of a tremendous 25-yard Kane drive into the top left corner.

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