Four local sides bid for Intermediate Cup progress

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Amateur league side UUJ will be hoping they can spring an Intermediate Cup shock by beating Bangor on their own patch this weekend.

Darrach Teague’s Division 1A side make the journey to Clandeboye Park on Saturday (1:30 pm) to face the Championship 1 side in the third-round clash.

However, on the back of Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Kelvin Old Boys, and with Garth Scates’ men performing well in the Championship, it’s not going to be an easy task for the Jordanstown lads.

Also hoping to progress to round four are Garry Campbell’s 18th Newtowabbey who welcome Dollingstown to Monkstown. With just three league wins to their name this season, 18th face a big challenge against the reigning Mid-Ulster Football League Intermediate ‘A’ champions.

Campbell Graham’s Mossley, who lost 2-1 at Bryansburn Rangers on Saturday, have the unenviable job of getting the better of Glentoran II. The Glademen may not be cutting the mustard at the right end of the Amateur League’s Division 1C but they have already enjoyed one knockout scalp this year, putting Steel and Sons finalists Immaculata to the sword in the Border Regiment Cup.

The only other Newtownabbey-based team still involved in the Intermediate Cup are Ballyclare Comrades who travel to Portstewart. Despite their unconvincing away form, boss Eddie Hill is confident his men can get the job done at Mullaghacall.