Defender Kane targets more success after bagging his first senior goal

Coleraine's Lyndon Kane celebrates his first senior goal. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Coleraine's Lyndon Kane celebrates his first senior goal. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

Lyndon Kane is hoping the Bannsiders can keep their impressive form going and bring some silverware back to The Showgrounds.

The teenager bagged his first senior goal in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Carrick Rangers on Saturday.

Speaking afterwards Kane though said the Bannsiders would just keep going about their business as they have done all season.

“Winning something is very much a realistic target for us this season,” Kane told Times Sport.

“We’re in the semi final of the League Cup and we’re sitting third in the league, I don’t think anyone would have expected that at the start of the season, and still some people probably aren’t believing in us and writing us and not including us in a title race.

“That suits us, we’ll just keep going about our business under the radar and hopefully keep winning games.”

Coleraine had to grind out the result against Carrick on Saturday, and it took Kane’s unlikely goal to set them on the way to victory.

“I’ve been getting forward a lot this year, and a lot of people have been getting at me for not scoring and asking me when I was going to score,” explained the right back.

“Steven Douglas switched the ball out to me. I saw the left winger committing himself and I beat him, and I just decided to go on a run, which isn’t normal for me.

“I passed it out to Jamie, he crossed it in and it ended up falling to me in the box.

“The lads are saying I mishit it, but I don’t think so.

“I had to dig it out, but as long as it goes in the net and we get the three points that’s all that matters.

“It was good to get the two goals in quick succession. But a lapse in concentration near the end, maybe my poor clearance, resulted in them scoring.

“We made things hard for ourselves, as we did during the week at Ballymena, but we kept going and ground out the result which is what we seem to be doing this year.

“One of the plus points this season is we’ve been solid at the back, but that goal put us under a bit of pressure.”

The goal meant a lot to the local lad and he was delighted to be able to share the moment with his family.

“People would have saw that I pointed up to my sister and my dad in the Social Club and also my granda, who was in behind the net,” he said.

“They are always at the games every week, so it’s nice to give something back to them.”

It marked the end of a busy but successful week for Kane.

“I got back from Russia about 8.30pm on Tuesday, I was away with Northern Ireland Under-19s and we qualified for the elite stages of the European Championships,” he revealed.

“I was straight back into the Coleraine team for the cup match at Ballymena on Wednesday night when we made it through to the semi finals.

“And then to score my first senior goal today was brilliant.”