Three wins for League of Ireland clubs, one for the IFA Premiership in last night’s 2014 Setanta Sports Cup quarter-final first-legs. Relevant notable events of last night….
In 127 cross-border meetings in the Setanta Sports Cup, LOI wins 71, IFA wins 28, draws 28. Goals 224-108.
Dundalk’s 3-2 home loss to Coleraine was their first to an IFA club in the #SSCup, and only their second ever.
Coleraine’s 3-2 win was the first time they had scored three goals in a Setanta Sports Cup tie.
Ballinamallard became the 21st club to play in the Setanta Sports Cup.
It was St Pats’ first away win over an IFA side since April 2007, 3-0 at Portadown.
It was St Pats’ first goal in the competitive since the first round in 2011.
Eric Odhiambo’s hat-trick for Sligo Rovers was the fifth in the history of the competition. Four have been away from home.
The other hat-tricks were scored by Roy O’Donovan, Mark Farren, Danny Kearns, Rory Patterson.
Odhiambo’s hat-trick on his Setanta Cup debut follows Danny Kearns’ same feat in 2011.
Glentoran have conceded more goals than anyone else in the competition – 72.
Crusaders’ 4-1 home loss to Sligo was their record #SSCup defeat.