1987–88 Irish League Cup

The 1987–88 Irish League Cup (known as the Roadferry Freight League Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the second edition of Northern Ireland's secondary football knock-out cup competition. It concluded on 28 November 1987 with the final.

1987–88 Irish League Cup
Roadferry Freight League Cup
Country Northern Ireland
Teams32
ChampionsColeraine (1st win)
Runners-upPortadown
Matches played31
Goals scored98 (3.16 per match)

Linfield were the defending champions after becoming the first ever winners of the competition the previous season by defeating Crusaders 2–1 in the final. This season they reached the semi-finals, but went out to eventual winners Coleraine, who won the cup with a 1–0 victory over Portadown in the final.[1][2]

First roundEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 2–0 Tobermore United
Ballyclare Comrades 0–2 Glenavon
Ballymena United 3–1 Brantwood
Bangor 4–1 UUJ
Carrick Rangers 1–0 Banbridge Town
Cliftonville 0–1 Chimney Corner
Coleraine 6–0 Queen's University
Crusaders 2–0 Harland & Wolff Welders
Distillery 2–0 Omagh Town
Glentoran 3–0 RUC
Glentoran II 3–1 (aet) Limavady United
Larne 2–1 Dungannon Swifts
Linfield 7–0 UUC
Linfield Swifts 1–0 Ballymoney United
Newry Town 2–1 Dundela
Portadown 2–0 Milford Everton

Second roundEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Bangor 2–3 Ballymena United
Carrick Rangers 0–4 Coleraine
Distillery 0–1 (aet) Ards
Glentoran 5–0 Glenavon
Larne 2–0 Glentoran II
Linfield 2–1 Chimney Corner
Newry Town 1–1 (4–2 p) Linfield Swifts
Portadown 5–0 Crusaders

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 1–1 (4–5 p) Coleraine
Larne 3–2 Ballymena United
Linfield 2–1 (aet) Newry Town
Portadown 4–1 Glentoran

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Linfield 0–0 (3–4 p) Coleraine
Portadown 4–3 Larne

FinalEdit

Coleraine1 – 0 (a.e.t.)Portadown
McQuiston   Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland - List of League Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Northern Ireland 1987/88". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012.