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League Cup showdown as Crues get a chance for revenge


Ballymena's manager David Jeffrey.  Photo: David Maginnis/Pacemaker

Ballymena's manager David Jeffrey. Photo: David Maginnis/Pacemaker


Ballymena's manager David Jeffrey. Photo: David Maginnis/Pacemaker

The third round draw for the BetMcLean League Cup has thrown up some tasty showdowns with the pick of the bunch being the heavyweight showdown between Crusaders and Coleraine at Seaview.

For the Crues it's an opportunity to gain some revenge after they lost 2-1 at the same venue last month.

The high flying Bannsiders deserved their victory with Eoin Bradley and Stephen O'Donnell on target.

Cup holders Ballymena United host Portadown with boss David Jeffrey expecting a real titanic battle. "We're obviously pleased that we're at home. Portadown may be playing a division below us but they are a senior team," he said.

"We played them in a pre-season friendly and the positive is we're at home but it's a very tough game."

Danske Bank Premiership champions Linfield are away to Ballinamallard United.

Warrenpoint are at home to Dungannon, Ards host Glenavon and Carrick travel to Glentoran in all-Premiership ties.

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BETMcLEAN LEAGUE CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW: Cliftonville v PSNI, Warrenpoint Town v Dungannon Swifts, Ards v Glenavon, Ballyclare Comrades v Institute, Ballinamallard United v Linfield, Glentoran v Carrick Rangers, Ballymena United v Portadown, Crusaders v Coleraine. Ties to be played on October 10.

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