LAST week’s County Antrim Shield Final was one of contrasting fortunes for two local footballers.
For last season’s Irish Cup match-winner, Robbie McDaid it was a night of bitter disappointment as his team Glentoran were defeated 4-3 on penalties by Larne.
In stark contrast it was a night to remember for a resurgent Larne as they ended a 33-year drought to clinch their first major silverware.
It was also a first senior trophy for Castlederg lad Andrew Scott who came on as a 68th minute substitute for Lee Lynch in the gripping showpiece decider. In the end it was Larne who held their nerve in a dramatic shootout and Scott agreed that it felt like a seismic moment for the Inver Park men.
“Yeah I managed to get my hand on a winners’ medal, that was a first for me,” he said.
“But it was mainly about the club, it’s all about the club and the fans. They have waited a long time for that. Obviously it’s nice for myself.
“We said at the start of the season we wanted to go and win the Co Antrim Shield and it’s nice to get that first one over the line. Hopefully we can get more over the line and make it something of a habit.”
FULL STORY IN THURSDAY’S STRABANE CHRONICLE