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Summary

  1. Ballyclare Com 0-4 Glentoran
  2. Ballymena Utd 2-2 Ballinamallard Utd (B'mena 4-3 on pens)
  3. Cliftonville 4-1 Crusaders
  4. Coleraine 4-0 Institute
  5. Glenavon 3-0 Dungannon Swifts
  6. Larne 6-1 Dundela
  7. Linfield 1-0 Newry City
  8. Loughgall 2-1 Ards

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Over and out

Well, that's it from a dramatic, and at times controversial, Irish Cup sixth-round day.

Cliftonville have bragging rights over their north Belfast rivals Crusaders, while in the other two all-Premiership ties Glenavon saw off Dungannon Swifts and Ballymena eventually overcame Ballinamallard on penalties after going 2-0 behind in the first half.

It was a red letter day for Curtis Allen as he scored all four in Glentoran's 4-0 win at Ballyclare, Coleraine proved too strong for neighbours Institute and Loughgall caused an upset as they defeated eight-man Ards.

Linfield edged out Newry City and Larne hammered Dundela 6-1.

Keep an eye out for the goals appearing on the BBC Sport NI website tonight and join us again for coverage of the second League Cup semi-final between Ballymena United and Cliftonville, plus three Premiership games, on Tuesday night.

And we'll be back for a full programme of top-flight action next Saturday. Bye for now.

What they said

Ballymena Utd 2-2 Ballinamallard Utd (Ballymena win 4-3 on penalties)

I'm delighted to be through to the last eight, albeit on penalties. Ballinamallard scored two cracking goals and only a phenomenal save by Ross Glendinning kept us in it. Johnny McMurray got us back in it before half-time and we missed four or five good chances in the second half. We practiced penalties on Thursday night and that preparation and the ability of our players got us through to the next round.

David JeffreyBallymena United manager

What they said

Glenavon 3-0 Dungannon Swifts

Cup football is all about getting into the next round and winning the match on the day and we did that comprehensively. I thought we were superb from minute one through to minute 90 and if we had come in at half-time maybe two or three up, I don't think anyone could have complained and in the second half, the boys came out and finished the job off.

Gary HamiltonGlenavon manager

What they said

Ballymena Utd 2-2 Ballinamallard Utd (Ballymena win 4-3 on pens)

I'm very proud of my players - they put in a massive performance and when it goes to penalties it's a lottery. The boys put in a great shift in extra-time but fair play to Ballymena - they kept going and good luck to them in the next round.

Gavin DykesBallinamallard United manager

What they said

Glenavon 3-0 Dungannon Swifts

I don't think we got ourselves going. Glenavon played forward very quickly from the very first whistle and put us under pressure with the ball in behind us. I thought we suffered a little bit of a hangover from our midweek match. I can't be too hard on the players because they put in a massive shift on Tuesday night but we haven't done well enough today and we've paid the price by going out of the cup, which is disappointing.

Rodney McAreeDungannon Swifts manager

Quarter-final draw

Ties to be played on Saturday 3 March

Glenavon v Loughgall

Coleraine v Glentoran

Linfield v Cliftonville

Ballymena Utd v Larne

Watch the quarter-final draw

Quarter-final draw

Stay with us...here comes the draw....

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT

Ballymena Utd 2-2 Ballinamallard Utd

Jim Ervin makes no mistake, but Ryan O'Reilly misses the crucial spot-kick, blasting his effort over the bar.

Ballymena win 4-3 on penalties.

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT

Ballymena Utd 2-2 Ballinamallard Utd

Shane McGinty misses for Ballinamallard, but Ballinamallard scoer their next. Kyle Owens misses for Ballymena....

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT

Ballymena Utd 2-2 Ballinamallard Utd

Ballinamallard find the net, Cathair Friel scores, then Tony Kane fires into the top corner.

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT

Ballymena Utd 2-2 Ballinamallard Utd

Johnny McMurray slots away the first penalty, but Richard Clarke replies for Ballinamallard.

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT

Ballymena Utd 2-2 Ballinamallard Utd

Both teams going through their list of penalty takers with their managers at the Showgrounds.

Nerves jangling among both sets of fans.

We await the first spot-kick.....

EXTRA TIME

Ballymena Utd 2-2 Ballinamallard Utd

Tony Kane, Kofi Balmer and Conor McCloskey with chances for Ballymena, while Ryan Curran goes close for Ballinamallard.

The hosts had the better of the second half of extra-time but we are going to penalties.

What they said

Cliftonville 4-1 Crusaders

We've lost a game of football here today because the referee chose to make some decisions which completely beggar belief and that is the way football is sometimes. To say it is totally unacceptable is way short of the mark. The referee is in control of the game and lets the penalty be taken. Declan Caddell is the full length of the pitch he has marched down and is on the edge of the Cliftonville box. The fourth official chooses to make the decision that he wasn't off the pitch.

Stephen BaxterCrusaders manager

What they said

Linfield 1-0 Newry City

We've put ourselves in the next round but our performance was short of what it could have been. Newry worked hard, were disciplined and credit to them - they made it difficult for us and were hard to break down. We had two or three other 'half chances' but weren't quick enough moving the ball or off the ball. Our name is in the hat but we need to be better than we were today.

David HealyLinfield manager

CLOSE!

Ballymena Utd 2-2 Ballinamallard Utd

Gary Armstrong has gone close for Ballinamallard, with Kevin Braniff firing wide for Ballymena.

A Kyle Owens header has been cleared off the line.

What they said

Cliftonville 4-1 Crusaders

I'm delighted for the players and for everyone involved. The fans got a spectacle today - they got free-flowing football and plenty of goals to cheer and a massive, massive result. The player (Declan Caddell) that has been sent off hadn't left the field of play. The penalty was taken and missed but you can't do it, under the letter of the law, when the player hasn't left the field. We were delighted to get the chance to take it again and some days you need a wee bit of luck.

Barry GrayCliftonville manager

What they said

Ballyclare Comrades 0-4 Glentoran

I was really pleased with the boys' efforts. I knew the boys would be right up for it and it was a very competent performance. We took the two early chances we had and gained confidence from that. Our two new players settled in well and it was a great day for Curtis (Allen).

Gary HaveronGlentoran manager

EXTRA TIME

Ballymena Utd 2-2 Balllinamallard Utd

Not much to report so far in the first period of extra-time.

Johnny McMurray had a shot brilliantly saved by Richard Brush though, the big striker denied a potential hat-trick for now by the visiting keeper.

What they said

Coleraine 4-0 Institute

It was bang on what you want in this round of the cup and a big banana skin has been avoided because Institute were flying. We were well fired up from the start and I thought in the first 20 minutes the tempo we set and the pace we played at allowed us to get the goals to get the job done early.

Oran KearneyColeraine manager

'Bizarre' decision the turning point - Beckett

Cliftonville 4-1 Crusaders

Sadly a really good cup tie will be remembered for a bizarre refereeing decision. It changed the game and Crues went down to 10 men. The Reds turned the screw while Crusaders missed the presence of Colin Coates in central defence.

Liam BeckettSaturday Sportsound summariser

RESULTS

Extra-time to be played at the Ballymena Showgrounds

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FULL-TIME

Cliftonville 4-1 Crusaders

FULL-TIME

Linfield 1-0 Newry City

FULL-TIME

Loughgall 2-1 Ards

Ricky Copeland's late goal is the winner as Loughgall of the Championship beat Premiership club Ards who finished with eight men after THREE second-half red cards.

Allen to the 'four'

Ballyclare Comrades 0-4 Glentoran

Glentoran get their name in the draw for the quarter-finals thanks to four goals from their ace marksman Curtis Allen.

GOAL

Loughgall 2-1 Ards

Ricky Copeland scores in the third minute of stoppage-time for Loughgall against the eight men of Ards.

It looked like the goal was never going to come after Gary Liggett struck the bar and Nathaniel Ferris hit a post, but Copeland bundled the ball over to avoid any need for extra time.

FULL-TIME

Ballymena Utd 2-2 Ballinamallard Utd

Ninety minutes over at the Showgrounds. Stay with us...we're heading for extra-time.

FULL-TIME

Glenavon 3-0 Dungannon Swifts

Andrew Mitchell, Stephen Murray and Marc Griffon's goals see the Lurgan men safely through.

RED CARD

Loughgall 1-1 Ards

Would you believe this? Ards have a third man sent off as Ross Clarke gets a straight red for a tackle. Kyle Cherry and Michael Ruddy were dismissed earlier in the second half so, with extra-time looming, Colin Nixon's men must try to reach the quarter-finals with just eight players against Loughgall's 11.

If they can get to penalties it would be a miracle!

FULL-TIME

Larne 6-1 Dundela

Larne coast into the quarter-finals after a stunning five-goal salvo in the first half.

There won't be too many sides in the last eight draw who will fancy a potential trip to Inver Park next month.

GOAL

Glenavon 3-0 Dungannon Swifts

Marc Griffin makes it three for Glenavon, wrapping up a comfortable victory and a place in the last eight.

GOAL

Ballymena Utd 2-2 Ballinamallard Utd

Johnny McMurray scores for Ballymena with just two minutes remaining - his second of the game.

The forward got a touch and the ball hit the post before rolling over the line, much to the delight of the home supporters.

Extra-time beckons folks.

FULL-TIME

Coleraine 4-0 Institute

A routine victory for Oran Kearney's side after three goals in the opening 15 minutes.

Newry pushing Blues all the way

Linfield 1-0 Newry City

The holders face a nervy finish at Windsor Park, holding a slender lead over the impressive Championship side. Newry have proven to be no pushovers and they're going for it!

Bad miss

Ballymena Utd 1-2 Ballinamallard Utd

Cathair Friel blasts over from a few yards out as the home team pass up another glorious chance to restore parity at the Showgrounds.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Coleraine 4-0 Institute

Institute come close to threatening Chris Johns' clean sheet as Sean McCarron's effort crashes off the crossbar.

Is there going to be the reward of a consolation goal for the Drumahoe side?

Coleraine cruising

Coleraine 4-0 Institute

Oran Kearney is now beginning to look towards the resumption of his side's league title challenge as he withdraws key men Jamie McGonigle and Darren McCauley from the action with Coleraine's place in the quarter-finals already assured.

Fizzling out at Solitude

Cliftonville 4-1 Crusaders

Cliftonville have taken their foot off the gas - too many touches and being too clever on the ball. Crusaders have got back in the game but it's really a damage limitation job now.

Liam BeckettSaturday Sportsound summariser