Setanta Sports Cupdate 25-2-14

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.




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