Mixed cup fortunes for North Tyrone teams

Conor Carlin and his Strabane team-mates were defaeted 1-0 by Newbuildings

Conor Carlin and his Strabane team-mates were defaeted 1-0 by Newbuildings

ARDSTRAW will face Portstewart in the semi-final of the Northern Ireland Challenge Cup after defeating Dungiven 2-1 in extra-time in Thursday evening’s semi-final at Vaughan’s Holm.

The last-eight tie was deadlocked at the end of 90 minutes after a William Donaghy strike had cancelled out a superb opener by visiting striker Ciaran Lynch.


But in extra-time it was supersub Adam Clarke who swooped to earn Gary Simpson’s men a trip to the seaside.

In stark contrast there was bitter disappointment for Ardstraw’s North Tyrone neighbours Strabane Athletic, who were defeated 1-0 by Newbuildings at Melvin.

Newbuildings now host Trojans, who were 6-1 victors against Maiden City.

The semi-final ties will be played on Saturday, April 29.

This weekend Athletic travel to Portstewart for a league game.


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