VIDEO: Ferguson pleased with cup progress

Ballymena United manager Glenn Ferguson was pleased as the Sky Blues booked their place in the third round of the WASP Solutions League Cup, after beating Newington YC 3-0.

“In games like this, the most important thing is simply getting through,” said Ferguson, after goals from Tony Kane, Darren Boyce and Matthew Tipton took United past the challenge of the Championship Two side.

Ballymena United manager Glenn Ferguson. Picture: Press Eye.

Ballymena United manager Glenn Ferguson. Picture: Press Eye.

The only downside were a number of injuries to Ballymena players.

The manager hopes midfielder Gary Thompson and striker Matthew Tipton will have recovered from knocks ahead of Friday night’s Danske Bank Premiership game at Glenavon, while left-back Michael Ruddy will have an X-ray after sustaining a blow to the top of his foot.