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Amateur League Border cup

Lisburn Rangers couldn't help claiming their were the 'local heroes' on Saturday.

The Division 1B minnows toppled their local rivals Dunmurry Rec in the Amateur League's Border Cup, and what made it all the sweeter was the fact that Dunmurry are the current Border holders.

Jonathan Alexander and Paul Newell got the goals that dumped the Ashley Park out of this season's competition at the first round stage.

However, the second round draw hasn't exactly been kind to the Rangers - they are at home again, but this time against league kingpins Killyleagh YC.

Last season's beaten finalists also made an early exit - Malachians crushed Kilmore Rec 4-1 at Greencastle.

Mickey Smyth bagged a treble for the home side and Colin Downey was also on the mark.

Malachians now take on Premier Section rivals Downpatrick in the second round.

The biggest cup win of the day, though, came from Albert Foundry who ran up double figures at Civil Service (10-2).

The Paisley Park side now look forward to a trip to the Comber Rec.

Dromara Village slammed in nine against Bangor Amateurs to earn a home tie against Rathfern Rangers who will be making their Border debut.

Apart from Lisburn's win, there were no real shocks in the first round, with Killyleagh, Holywood, Wellington, Ards Rangers, Sport & Leisure, Drumaness and Newcastle also winners.

Border Cup second round: (September 22): Abbey Villa v Ards Rangers, Bloomfield v Holywood FC, Dromara Village v Rathfern Rangers, Saintfield United v Crumlin United, Barn United v Larne Tech OB, Dundonald v Drumaness Mills, Downshire YM v Newcastle, Bryansburn Rangers v Islandmagee, Ballynahinch United v Orangefield OB, Sport & Leisure v Nortel, Lisburn Rangers v Killyleagh YC, Comber Rec. v Albert Foundry, Malachians v Downpatrick, East Belfast v Wellington Rec, Newington YC v 1st Bangor, Shorts v Rosario YC.

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