IRISH LEAGUE CUP QUARTER-FINALS: LINFIELD GO OUT ON PENALTIES TO CRUSADERS

Joe Gormley gets two goals to help Cliftonville into the semi-finals

Joe Gormley gets two goals to help Cliftonville into the semi-finals

THERE was high drama at Windsor Park on Tuesday night when Linfield were beaten 10-9 on penalties to Crusaders.

The game ended 1-1 at full time and the match went to 30 minutes of extra time before a nail-biting penalty shoot out.

And at 9-9 it fell to Crusaders captain Colin Coates to stop up and score from the penalty spot to put the Seaview men through to the semi-finals.

In other games, Cliftonville beat Bangor 4-0 at Solitutde, with Joe ‘The Goal’ Gormley get two goals.

Portadown crashed out after getting thumped 4-0 by Ballymena at the Showgrounds.

Even before the final whistle was blown Ports manager Ronnie McFall was already working down the tunnel.

At Mourneview, Glenavon found themselves 3-0 down to Ards.

However, in the second half, Gary Hamilton’s clawed back to 3-3, pushing the game into extra time and also penalties.

But they couldn’t maintain the momentum and Ards ran out 4-3 winners on penalties.

BALLYMENA UTD 4 (Cushley 7, Surgenor 58, Thompson 86, Teggart pen 90) v PORTADOWN 0

CLIFTONVILLE 4 (Melly og 7, Boyce 36, Gormley 72 & 86) v BANGOR 0

GLENAVON 3 (Marshall 57 & 86, Patton 77) AET v ARDS 3 (Faulkner 19 & 22, Roy 25, Gibson s/o 79)

Ards win 5-4 on penalties

LINFIELD 1 (McCaul pen 89) AET v CRUSADERS 1 (Caddell 62, Adamson s/o 88)

Crusaders win 10-9 on penalties

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