The Setanta Cup continues tonight, Shamrock Rovers, St Pats, Cork City & Drogheda are in action and we have live scores.
Cork City look to have secured their spot in the quarter-finals following a 4-0 win over Cliftonville in last Monday’s First Leg at Turner’s Cross.
The draw for the Quarter-Finals will take place immediately after the Second Leg games are concluded and joining the four First Round winners will be this year’s four seeded teams – holders Crusaders, Linfield, Sligo Rovers and Derry City. The Quarter-Finals will be played next month with the First Leg on March 4 and the Second Leg on March 11.
Cliftonville (0) v Cork City (4), Solitude, Belfast, 7.45pm
Cliftonville took a chance last week, making nine changes from the side which had beaten Donegal Celtic in the Danske Bank Premiership the previous Saturday. However, this bravery backfired as Cork took control of this tie with a comprehensive 4-0 win. All eyes will be on Tommy Breslin’s team selection tonight as he now has a fresh squad to choose from following the postponement of Saturday’s top of the table clash against Crusaders. While the task now looks impossible, the hosts are sure to go down fighting tonight.
Coleraine (1) v Shamrock Rovers (0), The Showgrounds, Coleraine, 7.30pm. Live on Setanta Sports.
With this tie still very much in the balance, Setanta Sports have chosen this as their live game tonight. David Scullion’s first half goal was enough to give Coleraine their first ever win in the Setanta Sports Cup and with home advantage they have the chance to close out the tie in this second leg. They followed up the win in Tallaght with a 1-0 win away to Ballymena on Saturday, their second win in a week over the neighbours, and have now only lost once in their last seven games. Rovers dominated the First Leg tie but couldn’t put away any of the chances they created so manager Trevor Croly will hoping his players are sharper in front of goal this week.
Glentoran (0) v St Patrick’s Athletic (0), The Oval, Belfast, 7.45pm
Glentoran will be full of confidence heading into this match as they followed up an excellent defensive performance in Richmond Park last Monday by coming from behind with ten men to earn a 1-1 draw against arch-rivals Linfield on Saturday. Both sides had chances in last week’s scoreless draw and, while it’s obviously advantage Glentoran at this stage, Eddie Patterson and his players know St Pat’s are more than capable of getting the score draw they need to advance. Liam Buckley handed out six debuts over the 90 minutes last week so they will have benefited from getting a competitive game under their belts.
Portadown (2) v Drogheda United (3), Shamrock Park, Portadown, 7.45pm
If tonight’s game is half as exciting as last week’s First Leg, then fans are in for a treat. On that occasion Drogheda just edged a five goal thriller and Gavin Brennan’s second half winner gives them something to defend at Shamrock Park. Ronnie McFall’s side have lost four of the six games they have played in 2013, including a league defeat on Saturday to Dungannon Swifts, and while those two away goals from the First Leg have made their task a little easier they still have to beat a Drogheda United side that only lost seven times in 39 league and cup games last season.
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