Belfast Telegraph

Fermanagh & Western round-up September 16

Local sides took a break from league action at the weekend, when the opening round of the prestigious Coca Cola Junior Cup took place, and there were mixed results for Fermanagh and Western sides.

Holders Strathroy Harps are chasing a third title in a row and they eased into the next round, thanks to a comfortable 4-0 success at home to Loughgall Reserves. Two goals from Davy Little saw Lisbellaw United win a hard-fought encounter away to Belfast side Ballysillan Elim.

Ronan Cox and Martin Doherty got a brace each as Erne Rovers won 4-3 at home to Bryansburn Rangers, while Johnny Redstone got Glebe United's goal in their 4-1 defeat against fellow Fermanagh and Western side Beragh Swifts. Michael Brown (2), Andy Reid and Craig Breen got the Beragh goals.

Maguiresbridge also lost 4-1 away to St Patricks YM Reserves with Ronan McManus getting their goal, while Benny McCaffery scored twice with Kyle Barkley, Kevin McCauley, Martin McGrath and Peter Law also finding the net as Lisnarick beat Lurgan Thistle 6-4 away from home.

Kevin Curran scored for Lisnaskea Rovers, but they went down 3-1 at home to Mid Ulster Division One champions Coalisland Athletic while Lee Glass scored twice with Jason Farry and Loyd McFarland also on target as Derrychara edged a seven-goal thriller away to Portrush.

Goals from Blaine Campbell, Gerry McCullagh and Cormac McAnespy saw Tummery Athletic beat Comber Rec Seconds 3-2 at home, while Orchard Farm made it through to the next round on penalties after it had finished goalless against Annalong Swifts.

Niall McMenamin, Fitzpatrick, Mark Jones and Nicky Noble all scored as NFC Kesh drew 4-4 with Bangor Rangers before going through on spot kicks. Fintona Swifts weren't as fortunate on penalties, as they lost out to Newry City AFC Reserves after it had finished 1-1.

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