Gilzean a match-winner

Mon, May 8, 2000, 01:00

An Englishman with a famous name, domiciled in Dublin, was the hero of the Irish Cup final. Ian Gilzean made it a family double when he scored the match-winning goal for Glentoran at Windsor Park on Saturday.

His dad, former Scotland star, Alan Gilzean, had won an FA Cup medal with Spurs more than 30 years earlier. In fact, that Gilzean glory day in 1967 had an echo in Saturday's events. It was also the last time Glentoran lost the cup final.

They maintained this magnificent record at the expense of Portadown by making it ten wins in a row. And the last three have come by a single goal margin.

Gilzean proved the ultimate super sub when he was introduced in the second half, connecting with a diving header after a brilliant build-up down the right which involved winger Tim McCann and midfielder Rory Hamill.

The Glentoran triumph gave them their third trophy of the season.