Northern Ireland to face Danes in Milk Cup Elite final

Northern Ireland are into the of Milk Cup's Elite Section for the sixth year in a row after beating Georgia 3-1 at Ballymena Showgrounds.

The result was just enough to take Steve Beaglehole's boys through and they play Denmark in Friday's final.

Seanan Clucas headed the hosts into an eighth-minute lead with Matthew Ball shooting the second on 70 minutes.

Georgia got one back through sub Varlami Kilasonia before Neil Dougan's crisp shot made it 3-1.

The Danes beat Israel 3-1 and will face Northern Ireland for the second time this week, the sides having drawn 1-1 on Monday.

In Wednesday's other Elite League game, Mexico drew 1-1 with the USA.

Jesus Ruiz put Mexico into the lead in the 12th minute and Jalen Robinson headed the equaliser in first-half stoppage-time.

In the Premier Section, holders Etoile Lusitana from Senegal beat County Down 1-0 to book their place in the semi-final where they face Manchester United, 4-1 winners over Hartlepool.

The other semi-final is between Aspire of Qatar and Desportivo Brazil.

Wednesday's results

Elite Section

Denmark 3-1 Israel

USA 1-1 Mexico

Georgia 1-3 Northern Ireland

Premier Section

Co Down 0-1 Etoile Lusitana

Bohemians 2-3 Co Armagh

Aspire 5-0 Otago

Co Londonderry 1-0 RSKV Leonidas

Bolton Wanderers 7-0 Cherry Orchard

Zamora FC 0-7 Co Tyrone

Desportivo Brazil 3-0 Co Antrim

South Coast Strikers 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester Utd 4-1 Hartlepool Utd

Athletico Del Pinto 1-0 Co Fermanagh

Junior Section

South Coast Strikers 0-4 Co Tyrone

Co Armagh 2-0 Revo Express

Co Down 0-1 Watford

Brentford 3-0 Co Fermanagh

Queen of the South 0-2 Ipswich Town

Reading 1-0 Plymouth Argyle

Swindon Town 0-2 Everton

Cruz Azul 5-0 Dundalk S.L.

Hapoel Haifa 2-1 North Dublin S.L.

FC Nordsjaelland 1-1 Co Antrim

Co Londonderry 3-2 AB Copenhagen

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