Holders Rovers march on towards semi-finals

Tandragee Rovers player/manager Scott Walker.

Tandragee Rovers player/manager Scott Walker.

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Tandragee Rovers’ defence of the Premier Cup prize has reached the semi-final stages this season.

Rovers will face Fivemiletown United in the last-four tie following a weekend win against Banbridge Rangers.

Simon McClean and Ricky Dobbs combined to cut open Rangers on the counter-attack - with AJ Gallagher producing the decisive touch for the tie’s opening goal.

A fine save by Richard McGivern pushed one Rangers attempt on to the crossbar but Rovers carved out openings for Cecil Corbett and Gallagher during the free-flowing tie.

The first half finished with a Rangers equaliser but Rovers regrouped to hold the upper hand after the interval.

Corbett kept alive a cross into the danger area before Jonny Black headed home.