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Friday 02 Mar 2018
Newington Reserves face Harryville Homers in Junior Cup 'tie of the round'

This weekends Junior Cup action may be effected by the snow but the eight teams remaining will still be keeping a close eye on results.

Current holders Enniskillen Rangers will have to wait to continue their defence of the cup as their match against Portavogie has been postponed and will be replayed on Saturday 10th March 2018.

But if it's goals you're after you could do worse than to make your way along to the Valley Leisure Centre to see Newington Reserves host Harryville Homers.

Between them the sides have found the net 49 times on their way to the last eight, averaging almost five goals per game each and that strike rate is even more remarkable when you consider that Newington failed to score in their Fifth Round defeat of St. Matthews, only progressing on penalties following a goalless 120 minutes.

Prior to that the Swans hit four past Crumlin United II, bagged seven at home to Enniskillen Athletic, hit Newhill for six and kicked it all off with an 8-3 thumping of Armagh side Red Star in the opening round.

The North Belfast side will be hoping emulate their senior squad who lifted the prestigious Steel & Sons Cup earlier this season.

For their part, the Homers have been perhaps more prolific. As well as experiencing little trouble finding the net they've also conceded just one goal in the competition so far, and that only came in the last round as United LT were dispatched 5-1.

Before that it was clean sheets and comprehensive victories all the way for the recent three-time winners of the competition.

Elsewhere, Ahoghill Thistle, pictured above, continue their superb season at home to HW Welders U20 while Newry Celtic - another last four faller a year ago - travel to Greenisland where they'll be a 9:30am pitch inspection on Saturday morning.