Nortel’s Steel and Sons Cup adventure is over, losing 4-0 away to Championship 1 side Ards.
The match was closer than the scoreline suggests, with two of Ards goals coming in the final six minutes.
“It sounds like a hammering but it wasn’t,” said Nortel boss, Ricky Beggs. “The attitude and commitment of the players was superb and I’ll be looking for more of the same on Saturday in the league at Malachians.”
A Neil Dougan double, a strike from Eamon McAllister and a Chris Monteith own goal booked Ards’ spot in semi-finals against Carrick Rangers (November 28, Seaview).