Linfield await Coagh

EVERY fan of football in the country dreams of stepping out on the hallowed turf of Windsor Park. Some of the worlds most famous footballers have graced the Windsor Park pitch.

Local heroes such as Best, Blanchflower, Armstrong and Healy have all represented their country with pride at the South Belfast venue. Modern day superstars like Beckham, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and David Villa have also entertained the Windsor Park faithful.

On Saturday local heroes such as Campbell, Gillespie and Park will replace those heralded names, as Coagh United take on Linfield. United have had a stunning cup run and saw off the challenge of strong opposition in Loughgall, Banbridge Rangers and Newbuildings United.

No-one has given the Hagan Park outfit a chance on Saturday. Co-manager Noel Mitchell and Stephen Uprichard have spoken about keeping it respectable and playing with 100% commitment.

League leaders Linfield have romped to victory in the Irish Cup over the last two seasons. They are the most successful side on the entire island.

However, Linfield need only look towards the East to see how the underdog brought a famous club to their knees. Newington produced one of the biggest shocks in the history of the competition when they put out Glentoran.

The small village of Coagh will relocate for an afternoon as they head for South Belfast to cheer on their local heroes.

Kick off at Windsor Park is 3pm and the Mid Ulster Mail will be providing live updates from the game on Twitter and Facebook.