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Glebe and Mallards finally up for action

While 15 games started and 14 finished on Saturday, there was one Irish Cup tie that never managed to get underway at all.

Glebe Rangers and Ballinamallard United were left kicking their heels with the Riada Stadium pitch still suffering from a cold snap hangover.

The two Championship 1 sides will try again tonight at the same venue (8pm) with the winners due to face either Ards or Ballymena United in the sixth round.

Glebe boss Derek Donaghy can’t wait to crack on with the game.

“We haven’t kicked a ball since December 19th and we’re keen to get out there,” he said.

“We’ve been in the gym three nights a week and I’m hoping that will make a difference.

“It would be a fantastic achievement for us to make it into the next round so it is a big game for us, the club means a lot to me and a lot to those who work behind the scenes.”

Ballinamallard boss Whitey Anderson believes his men are in for a tough game despite being well above the Ballymoney side in the league.

“We know it will be a tough encounter, it always is with Glebe,” he said.

“We’ve already drawn with them this season so we aren’t getting a head of ourselves.”

Belfast Telegraph