Competitive football finally returned to Northern Ireland last night for the first time since March when the game here was halted by the coronavirus pandemic, with Willowbank and Enniskillen Rangers reaching the final of the fonaCab IFA Junior Cup.
In the semi-final at Annagh United's Tandragee Road ground, Fermanagh and Western outfit Rangers, seeking their fourth Junior Cup triumph in a row, defeated Bessbrook 5-1 with Jason Keenan netting a hat-trick and Christopher Currie and Stuart Rainey also finding the net.
The game had been level after 70 minutes, largely thanks to Bessbrook goalkeeper Connor Ruddy's sterling efforts although Steven Matthews did hit the post with a powerful header at the other end.
Keenan eventually broke the stalemate, sparking a frenzied final 20 minutes as Declan Monaghan briefly made it 2-1 before Rangers secured a four-goal win.
The other last-four encounter saw Belfast-based Willowbank overcome Kesh 2-0 at Holm Park in Armagh with Eamon Hughes and and Nathan Garland-O'Neill on target for the Falls Road side.
Skipper Hughes opened the scores with a penalty after only eight minutes and Kesh's Mark Jones had tested goalkeeper Ciaran Kelly before Garland-O'Neill made the game safe 14 minutes from time.
Both games were played without supporters having originally been scheduled to take place four months ago at different venues.