Irish Cup: Ports face Blues in quarter-finals

Linfield and Portadown will meet in the pick of the last-eight matches
Linfield and Portadown will meet in the pick of the last-eight matches

Portadown will take on Linfield in the pick of the Irish Cup quarter-finals while giant-killers H&W Welders have been drawn against Ballymena United.

The Ports will have home advantage and the Welders, who stunned holders Glenavon 2-0, will entertain the Sky Blues at Tillysburn.

Premiership pacesetters Crusaders will start as strong favourites to see off Carrick Rangers at Seaview.

Glentoran face an Oval clash against Dungannon Swifts.

Irish Cup quarter-finals

Portadown v Linfield

Glentoran v Dungannon Swifts

Crusaders v Carrick Rangers

HW Welders v Ballymena Utd

Ties to be played on Saturday, 28 February

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