BBC Sport - Ballymena edge out Linfield in five-goal thriller to win Shield
Ballymena beat Linfield to win Shield
- From the section Football
Ballymena United hold on to clinch a dramatic 3-2 victory in the County Antrim Shield Final as Linfield twice hit the woodwork in the dying moments.
After a scrappy opening, Paddy McNally nodded Ballymena ahead on 32 minutes.
Guy Bates struck a controversial equaliser on 52 but David Cushley's deflected effort restored Ballymena's lead before Eoin Kane made it 3-1.
Mark Stafford replied on 86 before Kirk Millar and Aaron Burns hit the woodwork in a frantic finale at Windsor Park.