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Friday 24 May 2019
European Powerchair Nations Cup: It's two wins and two defeats so far for Northern Ireland in Finland

The Northern Ireland Powerchair Football team are sitting with six points from four games at the 2019 EPFA Nations Cup, having registered two wins and two defeats at the tournament in Finland. 

They defeated the hosts 3-0 thanks to a Patrick Cumiskey hat-trick in their opening fixture on Wednesday, but then lost heavily to a strong England side in their second outing. 

The boys bounced back in style this morning with an impressive 4-0 win over Austria as Cumiskey added another two to his tally while Jason Browning and captain Scott Hilland also got their names on the scoresheet. 

Unfortunately that success was followed by a second defeat - this time to the Republic of Ireland. 

With the top five sides in the competition progressing to the 2021 World Cup in Australia, Northern Ireland currently sit in fourth place out of seven teams. 

They face two more games on Saturday. First up it's the daunting task of playing current world champions France before meeting a very good Denmark side to conclude the group stage.