FOOTBALL: Derby ties add spice to NI League Cup second round

Carrick's Stephen McCullough
Carrick's Stephen McCullough
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The second round draw for the Northern Ireland League Cup has produced some interesting derby ties.

Carrick Rangers will face Ballyclare Comrades in the second round of the competition on Tuesday August 30 at the Ballyclare venue.

And in the North West Limavady United will go to Coleraine.

Several of the NIFL Championship and Premier Intermediate League sides which handed glamour ties against Danske Bank Premiership opposition.

Loughgall will go to Seaview to take on the Irish League champions Crusaders while Larne are at Linfield.

Annagh United will host Glentoran and Donegal Celtic will go to Portadown.

Second Round Draw

Ballinamallard United v Dundela

Armagh City v Dergview

Newington v Ballymena United

Crusaders v Loughgall

Ards v Newry City

Coleraine v Limavady United

Ballyclare Com v Carrick Rangers

Banbridge Town v Warrenpoint Town

Annagh United v Glentoran

H & W Welders v Institute

Knockbreda v Lurgan Celtic

Portadown v Donegal Celtic

S & L Swifts v Dungannon Swifts

Linfield v Larne

Tobermore United v Glenavon

Lisburn Distillery v Cliftonville

FIRST ROUND REVIEW

Institute saw off Moyola Park with a comfortable 3-1 win at Mill Meadow. Michael McCrudden opened the scoring in the 18th minute and seven minutes later Sean McCarron doubled the advantage. An Aaron Harkin free kick from the edge of the box sealed the win on 53 minutes. Daniel McIlhatton scored a late consolation goal to complete the scoring.

Lurgan Celtic found themselves a goal down in the 7th minute at home to Bangor but levelled through Conor McAllen on 49 minutes and with no further scoring the game went to extra time. With no further goals the game went to penalties where Celtic won 5-4 on kicks from the penalty mark.

Limavady and Queens also went into extra time as the teams finished level on one goal apiece at 90 minutes. An unfortunate Gibson own goal handed United the lead in the 100th minute and the game finished 2-1 to Limavady.

Banbridge Town’s Conor Downey fired his team into Round 2 in the 90th minute with the only goal of the game. The dramatic winner, from all of twenty-five yards from a direct free kick, came at the end of a tight match against PSNI at Newforge.

RESULTS

Limavady United 2 v 1 Queens University

(After Extra Time)

Lurgan Celtic 1 v 1 Bangor

(After Extra Time, Lurgan won 5-4 on penalties)

Moyola Park 1 v 3 Institute

PSNI 0 v 1 Banbridge Town