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Football: Coagh hit Carrick for six as spot-on Stute squeeze through

By Colin Speer

The last 16 of the Belfast Telegraph Intermediate Cup took centre stage in junior circles at the weekend.

The biggest shock of the fourth round saw First Division strugglers Coagh United blast six past high-flying Carrick Rangers in a clinical 6-0 victory.

Although Rangers were understrength, the emphatic win will give Coagh plenty of confidence in the quarter-finals no matter who they are drawn against.

Now installed as new favourites, Institute were very lucky to reach the last eight after Belfast men Malachians took them all the way to penalties. Ryan McIlmoyle scored the all-important sixth spot kick for the Drumahoe men.

H&W Welders will also be a side to keep a close eye on after they ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at Holywood, while Portstewart secured an impressive 2-0 win at Cliftonville Olympic.

Banbridge Town enjoyed an easy 4-1 victory over Nortel. Annagh United and Ballynahinch United defeated Dunmurry Rec and Hanover respectively, while Ballymena United Reserves beat East Belfast 4-2 on penalties after they played out a battling 1-1 draw.

Meanwhile in the Second Division, Ballyclare Comrades secured another three points after defeating Brantwood 1-0.

The match of the day in that division saw Wakehurst destroy Chimney Corner 8-1.

Kenny Paul scored a hat-trick, while Conor Gregg and Stephen McIlroy bagged a brace each and Conor Mullholland contributed the other goal. Lurgan Celtic remain in second place after they secured a narrow 1-0 win over Londonderry men Oxford United Stars, while bottom club Glebe Rangers lost again - this time 2-0 at Queen's. In the final game, Ballymoney United drew 3-3 with PSNI.

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