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Steel Cup throws Dunaghy another tough tie

Dunaghy's reward - if you can call it that - for knocking Linfield Swifts out of the Steel & Sons Cup, is a trip to neighbours Ballymoney United who only lost for the first time this season in a midweek Championship game against Limavady United.

The Ballymena Provincial League outfit will not find it easy against United but their confidence will be sky high.

The tie of the third round has to be the clash between Comber Rec and holders Dundela who are no strangers to each other. In fact, the Comber boys beat the Duns in the 1990 final and they have clashed in various competitions since.

Another Amateur League outfit, East Belfast, have started the season well after being relegated to Division 1A. They hammered Saintfield 4-0 in the previous round and now take on Mid-Ulster League outfit Lower Maze on Saturday week.

There is an intriguing derby first-time clash between Larne and Ballynure OB.

Donegal Celtic, who defeated H & W Welders 4-1 on Tuesday night, now await the winners of Ballymena Utd Res, Albert Foundry or Bloomfield.

The third round draw is: Glentoran II v PSNI; Ballymoney United v Dunaghy; Larne v Ballynure OB; Civil Service v Sport & Leisure; Ballymena Utd Res or Albert Foundry or Bloomfield v Donegal Celtic; Sirocco Works v Ards; Downpatrick FC v Donard Hospital; Kilmore Rec v UUC; Ballyclare Comrades v Bangor Res; Lisburn Rangers v Islandmagee; Comber Rec v Dundela; Abbey Villa v Dunmurry YM; East Belfast v Lower Maze; Orangefield OB v Shankill Utd; Dundonald v Lisburn Distillery II; Carrick Rangers v Shorts.

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