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Northern Ireland goalscoring ace Craig Cathcart insists: We can make history at Windsor

By Steven Beacom

Goalscoring hero Craig Cathcart insists Northern Ireland are intent on making history at Windsor Park on Easter Monday after last night's 1-1 draw against Wales in Cardiff equalled a long-standing record created by Billy Bingham's legendary sides.

Cathcart's strike on the hour looked as if it would win the friendly for the visitors only for a controversial Simon Church penalty in the 89th minute to deny Michael O'Neill's men.

Even so the draw took Northern Ireland's unbeaten run to NINE games in-a-row, the same number achieved by Bingham's teams twice in the 80s.

Cathcart is determined that Northern Ireland beat the record in Monday's friendly at Windsor against Slovenia.

"It would be brilliant to beat the record at Windsor Park. To do it in front of our fans would be special," said the Watford star.

Striker Kyle Lafferty will play a key part in that aim fresh from earning a loan move to Birmingham City from Norwich for the rest of the season.

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