Larne’s Bet McLean League Cup campaigns continues as we travel to take on Annagh United at the BMG Arena in Portadown on Tuesday evening. There is a place in the quarter-finals at stake for both clubs, with kick-off at 7.45pm. Take a look below for all you need to know ahead of the Second Round clash.
Tickets and Travel
Supporters can pay at the turnstiles for this game. Entry is priced at £8 for adults, £5 for concessions and under-12’s will be free.
For anyone not able to make the match, a live online stream will be available HERE, priced at £8.
Please see the Inver Red & Whites, Larne FC Reds and Larne NISC Facebook pages for more information about travel to this game.
Ciaran McGurgan’s side have enjoyed an impressive start to their Championship campaign, currently sitting in second place, three points behind Loughgall. Among their squad is former Larne defender Paul Finnegan, currently on loan from Portadown. They are on course to emulate last season, when they also finished in second place, narrowly losing to neighbours Portadown in the relegation/promotion play-off.
They will come into this game with confidence, with back-to-back victories against Dundela and H&W Welders, with McGurgan’s side booking their place at this stage of the competition after a 4-0 win away to Bangor in September.
The Inver Reds
Larne’s own fine start to the season means this clash will see second in the Championship take on second in the Premiership. The Invermen ran out 5-1 winners against Lisburn Distillery in the previous round, which is one of five games in a row Tiernan Lynch’s side have won coming into this game.
The Inver boss has made significant changes to his squad in the cup games this term, but it remains to be seen whether he will do this once more. Matty Lusty comes into this game as the competition’s top goalscorer, having bagged a hat-trick against Distillery in the previous round.