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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 November, 2004, 11:23 GMT
Halliday is key to Glens hopes
Cliftonville v Glentoran

Glentoran striker Michael Halliday
Michael Halliday has socred 18 goals this season
Goal king Michael Halliday will come under close scrutiny on Tuesday night when Glentoran travel to Solitude in a Co Antrim Shield quarter-final tie.

Halliday has so far fired in 18 goals this season and has scored vital goals against Cliftonville in the past.

Glens boss Roy Coyle naturally keeps Halliday up front in an unchanged side from Saturday's drubbing of Larne.

However, he has added Chris Walker, Stephen Parkhouse and Tommy McCallion to the squad.

''Maybe I will leave Michael out of the starting line-up,'' said Coyle jokingly.

''He has scored so many goals against the Reds, and most of them at Solitude.

''But from past experience, we never get it easy at Solitude and I expect the same this time, especially after Cliftonville's good league win against Institute last week.

Reds boss Liam Beckett will be without Keith Mulvenna and George McMullan are suspended.

He recalls veteran midfielder John Gregg and his teenage son William, while Anto Crawford could find himself in the starting line-up.

''It's a big test for us. We are playing against what I would say are the best team in the League, a team at the top of their game.''

Bangor v Linfield
Linfield boss David Jeffrey will not risk Darren Murphy, Pat McShane and Michael Gault against First Division side Bangor at Clandeboye.

All three are carrying slight injuries so Jeffrey will give Stuart King a starting role while he will bring Fitzroy Simpson from England and recall midfielders Ryan McCann and Paul McAreavey.

High-flying Bangor, who won the Daily Mirror Trophy title recently and are in the Steel & Sons finals on Christmas Day, are not expected to perform a giant-killing act against the current holders with their young goalkeeper Ryan Brown likely to be the busiest player on the pitch.

Crusaders v Ards
Ards, last year's beaten finalists, give club captain John Bailie a starting role at Seaview following his recovery from a bruised foot.

However, Marty Hunter will miss the game having picked up a thigh injury against Portadown.

Ards boss Shane Reddish hopes that recent good performances will continue.

''We played well against Portadown on Saturday, despite losing,'' he said.

''I felt we had five good scoring chances and obviously didn't take them.

''We would need to improve in that area if we are to come out of Seaview with a result.''

Crues boss Alan Dornan includes Paul Dickson in his squad.

Lisburn Distillery v Kilmore Rec
Whites boss Paul Kirk will miss his side's quarter-final tie against Amateur League side Kilmore Recreation at Ballyskeagh.

Kirk is on a break to England and leaves the reins in charge of Ronnie Cromie.

Back into contention will be goalkeeper Michael Dougherty who has served a one-match suspension.

Kirk is under no illusions that Kilmore can be trouble.

''They beat Ballymena in the opening round at the Showgrounds, and we've since had them watched.

''I have warned our players, particularly about their young striker Andrew Waterworth.

''I'm convinced this 18-year-old striker is one to watch, a boy for the future.

''We reached one semi-final this season, in the CIS Cup, and I'm convinced we have the talent to reach another.''

Larne 3-2 Dungannon Swifts
20 Nov 04 |  Irish
Newry City 0-4 Glentoran
20 Nov 04 |  Irish

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