IRISH CUP QUARTER FINALS: KILMORE LOOKING TO REC CLIFTONVILLE’S CUP HOPES

Red hot shot striker Liam Boyce hoping to score against Kilmore

Red hot shot striker Liam Boyce hoping to score against Kilmore

IT could be giant killing Saturday in the quarter-finals of the Irish Cup.

Kilmore Rec travel from Crossgar, Co Down on Saturday afternoon to face league leaders Cliftonville.

The minnows from Kilmore are not phased by Cliftonville’s pedigree of hot shot strikers in Liam Boye and Joe Gormley who hit the back of the more than 50 times between them this season so far.

Their game plan is to play the way that got them through to the quarter finals and hope to take their chances in the box at Solitude.

But the odds are stacked against Kilmore with the Reds riding high in the Danske Bank Irish Premier League and the League Cup already under their belts.

Depending on how Kilmore approach the game, they could cause the upset of the season or they will go down to a heavy defeat.

Over in east Belfast, another giant killing fixture is on the cards when Knockbreda face Glentoran.

Having already beaten them at the start of the season, Knockbreda will be looking to skin the Cock ‘n’ Hens for a second time.

Coleraine host Portadown in what could be a close affair but with home advantage the Bannsiders should really edge this game in front of their own fans.

Crusaders will host Lisburn Distillery at Seaview and the bookies reckon that Stephen Baxter’s men will progress to the last four for the semi-final draw.

The safe money for the last draw would be Cliftonville, Coleraine, Crusaders and Glentoran.

However, its Irish Cup quarter final day and there is bound to be at least one upset on the cards come 5pm as the remaining four teams going into the draw.

In the Danske Bank Premier League, Ballymena play host to Donegal Celtic.

This will not be a walk in the park for Glenn Ferguson’s men as last week DC travelled to Coleraine and came away with a point after a scoreless draw.

IRISH CUP QUARTER FINAL: Saturday 2 March – 3 pm kick-offs

Irish Cup quarter-finals

Cliftonville v Kilmore Rec

Coleraine v Portadown

Crusaders v Lisburn Distillery

Knockbreda v Glentoran

Danske Bank Premiership

Ballymena Utd v Donegal Celtic

 

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