Causeway Chronicle

Proud Lyndon marks 300 game milestone

It may not have been the result he wanted but Lyndon Kane was still a proud man on Friday night.

The Coleraine defender made his 300th appearance for the club during the 3-0 Irish Cup defeat by Cliftonville.

A favourite with the fans, Lyndon followed the club as a young boy before realising his dream of playing for his boyhood heroes.

He has gone on to establish himself as one of the best right backs in the league, making his debut for the Bannsiders against Glentoran way back in October 2014.

On top of that he has also shown his mental resilience by bouncing back from two serious injuries.

Lyndon has also displayed his versatility by impressing at centre half and when deployed in midfield.

So despite Friday’s setback, it was a special night for the player marking the 300 milestone.

“Yes it’s massive,” said the proud Coleraine man.

“Last year it was 250 at Larne and it was elation that night as we won 2-0. 

“To be fair it’s crazy how another 50 has come round so quickly.

“I’m proud as punch. As I’ve always said I’m a local boy and if I was lucky enough to play one game I’d have been happy.

“So to say I’ve now played 300 games for the club is very special.”

Causeway Chronicle marks Lyndon’s incredible journey with the Bannsiders with a phototographic reminder of every year since 2014 starting with his debut against Glentoran.

2014 – Debut against Glentoran

Lyndon Kane makes his debut for Coleraine against Glentoran. Pic: Derek Simpson

Shamrock Park in 2015

A fresh faced Lyndon in action at Shamrock Park in 2015.

2016 and a winner at Solitude

Lyndon and Howard Beverland salute the fans as Coleraine finish 3-1 winners at Solitude 2016 Pic: Maurice Bradley

2017 and action at home to Portadown

Winning the challenge against Portadown in 2016. Pic: Maurice Bradley

2018 and on form against Institute

Lyndon faces Michael McCrudden for Coleraine during his days at Institute. Pic: Maurice Bradley

2019 celebrating Alex Gawne’s winner

Lyndon celebrates Alex Gawne’s winning strike against Cliftonville at the Showgrounds with Aaron Jarvis. Pic: Maurice Bradley

2020 in action against Motherwell

Lyndon during the Motherwell game. The visitors went through on penalties. Pic Maurice Bradley

2021 at home to Carrick Rangers

Lyndon closes down Carrick Rangers at the Showgrounds. Pic: Maurice Bradley

2022 and denying Lynch a goal

Lyndon shows bravery putting his body in the way of Lee Lynch’s shot for Larne at Inver Park – a year later they would become team-mates at the Showgrounds. Pic: Maurice Bradley

2023 and rattling the Blues defence

Lyndon on one of his strong forward runs has the Blues defence on. the retreat. Pic: Maurice Bradley

2024 – Fans Favourite at 300 and counting!

Lyndon Kane “he’s one of our own” the captain marking his 300th appearance for Coleraine is a firm favourite with the fans and the team mascots. Pic: Maurice Bradley

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