Glentoran to face Linfield in League Cup third round

David Jeffrey and Eddie Patterson

Belfast rivals Glentoran and Linfield have been paired together in the draw for the third round of the League Cup.

Holders Cliftonville will face Dundela, while last season's beaten finalists Crusaders will entertain Coleraine.

Ballymena United host Ballinamallard United, Dungannon Swifts are at home to Ards and Glenavon take on Institute.

Bangor, conquerors of Premiership side Warrenpoint Town, will play Lurgan Celtic and Portadown take on Lisburn Distillery, with the ties on 8 October.

Ballymena United survived a huge scare in the second round but eventually overcame north Antrim rivals Ballymoney United after a penalty shoot-out.

Coleraine required extra-time to see off the challenge of Championship One outfit Loughgall.

Lisburn Distillery were first out of the hat for their game with Portadown, but the game will be played at Shamrock Park because of floodlight issues at New Grosvenor.

League Cup third round draw

Ballymena United v Ballinamallard Utd

Cliftonville v Dundela

Dungannon Swifts v Ards

Glentoran v Linfield

Lisburn Distillery v Portadown, at Shamrock Park

Crusaders v Coleraine

Bangor v Lurgan Celtic

Glenavon v Institute

Ties to be played on Tuesday 8 October