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Friday 15th February 2019

IRN-BRU Cup semi-final preview

The last four of the IRN-BRU Cup takes place this weekend, with the final scheduled for the weekend of March 23/24...

Ross County v East Fife - Friday (BT Sport & BBC ALBA, 7.45pm)

  • Ross County have knocked out Hearts Colts, Raith Rovers, Montrose and Motherwell Colts
  • East Fife have beaten Cowdenbeath, Partick Thistle and Queen of the South
  • The Bayview club progressed to the last four after Bohemians withdrew
  • The Staggies have won the Challenge Cup twice and been runners-up twice
  • East Fife are bidding to reach the final of this competition for the first time
  • Darren Young's side have won five of their last six games in Ladbrokes League 1
  • The Staggies are top of the Championship, three points ahead of Ayr United
  • Ross County’s last game was a 2-2 draw against Inverness CT in the Scottish Cup
  • East Fife lost 1-0 at home to Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup last weekend

Connah’s Quay Nomads v Edinburgh City (S4C, 7.25pm)

  • Edinburgh City have beaten Albion Rovers, East Kilbride, Arbroath and Alloa
  • Connah's Quay have knocked out Falkirk, Coleraine and Queen's Park
  • Edinburgh City are top of Ladbrokes League 2, four points clear of Peterhead
  • James McDonaugh's side drew 0-0 at Peterhead last weekend
  • City striker Blair Henderson has scored 31 goals in all competitions this season
  • Connah’s Quay Nomads are top of the Welsh Premier League
  • Andy Morrison’s team thrashed Caernarfon Town 6-2 last weekend

If the scores are level after 90 minutes then extra time, and penalties if required, will decide the outcome of the semi-finals.