Semi final at stake as east Antrim clubs prepare for Irish Cup clash
East Antrim will be guaranteed representation in the semi finals of the Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Irish Cup as Larne and Carrick Rangers prepare to meet in tonight’s quarter final tie at Inver Park.
The Invermen welcome Niall Currie’s Carrick Rangers with the action kicking off at 7.45pm.
Tiernan Lynch’s side put on a show on Saturday, beating Premier Intermediate League side Dollingstown 8-1. It was the third win on the bounce for Larne and they will be desperate to make that four and secure a berth in the last four of the Irish Cup.
Niall Currie’s Carrick Rangers reached the quarter-final stage by coming from behind twice to beat Bangor on penalties in the last round.
The ‘Gers will be looking to make it three wins in their past four games when they visit Inver Park.
Larne came out on top the last time the two sides met back in April. A first half double from Lee Lynch and an Andrew Mitchell penalty was enough to secure all three points in the Danske Bank Premiership.
Larne FC reached the quarter final stage of the Irish Cup in 2019 and 2020, losing both times to Coleraine.~ Carrick have not reached this stage of the competition since 2016.
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