A hugely disappointed Liam Fontaine says he’ll try to focus on the positives after his cup final blunder “killed” Hibernian’s chances of League Cup silverware.
The central defender endured a bittersweet day at Hampden after levelling for Hibernian with a sweetly struck finish but his mistake allowed Alex Schalk to score a last-minute winner for Ross County to make it 2-1.
Fontaine almost restored parity with a terrific overhead kick effort in the dying seconds but County goalkeeper Gary Woods denied him.
“Yesterday I experienced one of the greatest and one of the lowest moments in my life … The emotion I felt during both will stay with me forever,” he said on Twitter.
“To play and score for a club you love in a cup final is what dreams are made of and no one can take that away from me.
“I made a mistake at the wrong time and ultimately killed mine and my team-mates dream of lifting the cup on the day for a club I love playing for.
— Liam Fontaine (@LiamFontaine) March 14, 2016
“But I can walk away from that game knowing I gave everything I tried to win down to the last minute, and for that reason I will keep my head up high.
“Nobody is as gutted today as myself, but all I can do, as you have to in sport, is deal with it and move on quickly.
“Thank you for the support as always.”