NI LEAGUE CUP: Ballymena host rivals Coleraine in pick of NI League Cup semi-finals

Ballymena United will host big rivals, Coleraine in the pick of the Northern Ireland League Cup semi-finals to be played next month.

Saturday, 19th November 2016, 3:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 12:06 pm
Coleraine, pictured celebrating their extra-time win over Crusaders in the Northern Ireland League Cup quarter-finals, will meet rivals, Ballymena in the last four.

The Braidmen, who progressed to the last four following a 2-0 win over Championship One leaders, Warrenpoint Town midweek, will go into the game as favourites having home advantage over Oran Kearney’s troops.

The Bannsiders made it into the draw for the semi-finals with a superb win over league leaders Crusaders.

In the other semi-final pairs Irish Cup holders, Glenavon with Carrick Rangers at Mourneview Park.

The Lurgan Blues ended Cliftonville’s stranglehold on the League Cup with a 3-2 extra-time win in Wednesday night’s quarter-final tie while Carrick defeated Dungannon Swifts.

Semi-final draw - Glenavon v Carrick Rangers; Ballymena United v Coleraine.

Ties to be played on Tuesday, 13th December.