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Summary

  1. Linfield beat Glens 2-1 after extra-time
  2. Crusaders, Glenavon, Dungannon through
  3. Portadown win at Larne
  4. Ballymena defeat Cliftonville on penalties

Live Reporting

By Alvin McCaig

All times stated are UK

Annagh United 0-2 Tobermore United (Res)

Stephen Lamont with the opener before Ryan Winton doubles Tobermore's lead on the hour mark.

Armagh City 2-1 Trojans (Res)

Johnny McSorley header and another by NI Under-17 international Eoin Toal. Aaron Rogan pulls one back seven minutes into the second half.

Ballyclare Comrades 2-4 Institute (Res)

Micheal McCrudden fires the visitors in front after three minutes and Stephen Curry makes it two. Comrades hit with a deflected Sammy McIlveen free-kick and a penalty by Corey McMullan.

Curry scores again as Institute regain the lead and McCrudden makes it four.

Ballymena United 1-1 Cliftonville (Ballymena win 5-4 on pens)

Tony Kane with a trademark free-kick puts United ahead on four minutes but he misses a penalty as Peter Burke saves his spot-kick. Ross Lavery levels for the visitors with a header on 38 minutes.

No further score in extra-time and the Sky Blues win it on penalties.

Tony Kane gives Ballymena the lead against Cliftonville
Ross Lavery equalises for Cliftonville

Coleraine 4-1 Carrick Rangers (Res)

Eoin Bradley gives Bannsiders the lead inside two minutes and Jordan Allan gets the second from the spot.

Carrick boss Aaron Callaghan is sent off.

Striker Allan bags his second to make it 3-0 in the 26th minute, while Carrick score through a 73rd-minute own goal by Neil McCafferty who turns in Sean Noble's cross.

The recently-returned Bradley scores twice to complete his hat-trick.

Crusaders 2-0 Ards (Res)

Ards defender Emmett Friars with a second own goal in four days against the Crues before Michael Carvill doubles the lead.

Dungannon Swifts 3-0 Dergview (Res)

Jarlath O'Rourke opens the scoring for the Swifts with a two-yard tap-in and Cormac Burke quickly adds a second before the interval. Top scorer Andrew Mitchell makes it 3-0 early in the second half.

Glenavon 4-1 Portstewart (Res)

Glenavon come from a goal down to take a grip on the Mourneview Park game - Luke Bradley puts the Seahawks ahead before goals from Kris Lindsay and James Gray. Andy McGrory scores a penalty to make it 3-1 before missing a spot-kick early in the second half. Another penalty for the Premiership side and this time recent signing James Gray successfully coverts.

Glentoran 1-2 Linfield (AET)

Curtis Allen fires the Glens into the lead at the Oval.

Linfield's Stephen Lowry volleys in far-post equaliser in the second half.

Andrew Waterworth strikes early in extra-time to put the Blues in front.  

Curtis Allen fires the Glens into the lead against Linfield
Stephen Lowry levels for Linfield at The Oval
Waterworth puts Linfield into the lead in extra-time

Larne 1-2 Portadown (Res)

Adam Foley opens the scoring for Portadown with Stephen Hughes adding the second on 42 minutes. Larne get one back before half-time through James McCabe.

Scorer McCabe is sent off 10 minutes from time for a second yellow offence.

Loughgall 3-0 Fivemiletown United (Res)

Loughgall's Richard Copeland sent off for foul on Ricky Carroll on 60 minutes - second yellow card offence.

The 10 men score three late goals with through John Uprichard, Marc McConnell and Marcus Dallas on target. 

Warrenpoint Town 0-0 Ballinamallard United (Warrenpoint win 5-4 on pens)

Town go through in the shoot-out after a scoreless encounter at Milltown.

Irish Cup fifth round results (13.30 kick offs)

H&W Welders 1-0 Lurgan Celtic 

Ethan Boylan scores H&W winner

PSNI 2-1 Lisburn Distillery 

Alan McMurtry for the Whites, Owen Moody & Ryan Berry reply for hosts

Richhill 1-4 Dollingstown 

Dollingstown scorers Aaron Moffett, Jack Clarke, Marty Doherty & Greg Harrison, with Jason Harper netting for Richhill

Knockbreda 1-2 Crewe United 

Eamonn McAllister and William McCracken for Crewe, Mark Cooling replies from spot

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Magic of the cup

It's that special day in the local football calendar - the fifth round of the Irish Cup. 

When a little club like Portstewart can top the headlines for the first and probably only time with a stunning upset against holders Glenavon. Dergview travel to Dungannon Swifts with the same dream of triumphing in a rare appearance on the big stage.

There's also a showdown between the big beasts of the Irish Cup. Glentoran and Linfield have won the competiton a combined 64 times - one will fall at the first hurdle in the Oval clash. It's among four all-Premiership ties with Ballymena United hosting Cliftonville in what promises to be another thrilling encounter.

We'll have the latest from all 16 games, with four kicking off at 13:30 GMT before the 15:00 starts. Expect a few to go to extra-time and possibly penalties before the draw is made for the sixth round. Strap in folks as the goals fly in and maybe, just maybe, we will be reporting on how one of football's minnows cemented their place in Irish Cup history.