GLEBE Rangers manager Peter Cairns says his side should have no fear against Linfield Swifts - their opponents in the next round of the Steele and Sons Cup.
Brian Kane proved his worth between the sticks on Saturday, he saved two penalties in a shoot out against Crusaders Reserves to see his side through to the next round.
“I would love a run in this Cup,” admitted Cairns.
“We had the dreaded extra time and penalties on Saturday, but to be honest we could have had the game tied up long before that.”
Crusaders took an early lead, but Tommy Elder equalised after 20 minutes with a fine finish.
After the break Glebe came out in a more confident manner and took the lead for the first time in the tie through ‘Dickie’ Lynch.
Crusaders dominated the last half hour of the game and grabbed a deserved equaliser.
Both sides seemed to cancel each other out in extra time, and it took penalties to decide the tie.
The Ballymoney side walked away 4-2 winners after Brian Kane saved two. Glebe’s scorers were Elder, McCart, Lynch and Sheppard.
“There is no doubt Linfield Swifts will be a good side,” admitted Cairns.
“They knocked the holders out in the first round, but to be honest we have to be confident. There is no point going into a game half heartedly. We have a good squad.”
Glebe entertain Chimney Corner in the League this Saturday.
Paddy Kelly has recently taken over the managerial post there and Cairns is expecting a tough tie.
“Championship Two is a funny league.
“Every team is capable of beating each other.
“I know Paddy Kelly has brought in some players, so I’ll be expecting a tough test.”