DFC welcomed Hanover to planters park with both sides having already met in the league 8 weeks ago and Hanover coming into the game on an 8 match unbeaten run.
Dollingstown will face old foes Tandragee Rovers in the 2nd round of The Intermediate Cup after the draw was made.
Over the years there has been plenty of entertaining meeting between the 2 clubs with the most recent one only a few weeks a go, there is now another to look forward to.
The Full Draw:
The draw has been made for the Second Round of the IFA Intermediate Cup, ties to be played Saturday, 18th November, 2017 (kick-off 1:30pm).
The full draw reads:-
Abbey Villa or Linfield Swifts v. Portstewart
Albert Foundry v. Bangor Amateurs or Moyola Park
Ballymena United Reserves v. Tobermore United or Lower Maze
Ballynahinch United or Chimney Corner v. Craigavon City
Bangor Swifts v. Brantwood
Bloomfield v. Richhill AFC or St. James’ Swifts
Broomhedge Maghaberry or Ballymoney United v. Glebe Rangers
Bryansburn Rangers v. Newtowne
Carrick Rangers Reserves v. Bourneview Mill or Crumlin Star
Crewe United v. Rathfriland Rangers
Donegal Celtic v. Newington
Downshire YM v. Rathfern Rangers
Drumaness Mills v. Armagh City
Dundela v. Lisburn Rangers
Dungiven or Sirocco Works v. Malachians
Dunloy or Seapatrick v. Newcastle
Dunmurry Rec. or Oxford United Stars v. Camlough Rovers or Grove United
Fivemiletown United or Dromara Village v. Warrenpoint Town Reserves
Immaculata v. Annagh United
Islandmagee v. Ballynahinch United or UUJ
Killyleagh YC or Derriaghy CC v. Windmill Stars
Lisburn Distillery v. Colin Valley
Mossley or Crumlin United v. Ballymacash Rangers
Oxford Sunnyside v. Shankill United
Queen’s University v. Ballywater Rec. or Banbridge Town
Rosemount Rec. v. Ards Rangers or Cliftonville Olympic
Seagoe or East Belfast v. Desertmartin
Sofia Farmer v. Hanover
Sport & Leisure Swifts v. Royal British Legion
St. Patrick’s YM v. Moneyslane
Tandragee Rovers v. Dollingstown
Wellington Rec. v. Banbridge Rangers
Rounds 2& 3 of The Marshall Cup were made and the Dollybirds were given a tough away trip to Pepperton Park to take on Bourneview Mill in Round 3. The winners of this tie will travel to take on one of Newmills, Oxford Sunnyside or Camlough Rovers in Round 4.
The full Draw:
DFC made the long trip to Maiden City in the Intermediate Cup with the hosts already having put out DFC in the Irish Cup last month.
Old rivalry was restored on Saturday as DFC welcomed Tandragee Rovers to Planters Park and within 5 minutes DFC were in front when Aaron Duke tapped in after a good run down the right by Josh Norton.
Then on the half hour it was 2-0 when Scott McCordick took possession in midfield, strode forward nauseatingly and fired into the top corner but credit to Tandragee they pulled a cracker out of the hat themselves right on half time when Bicker fired in from distance.
Then in the second half it was all Tandragee as DFC lost the ball in midfield and the resulting cross was headed in for the equaliser.
On the hour mark Stephen Croft made a hash of a clearance but his skipper got him out of jail but only for 5 minutes before Croft punched away a corner and the striker tapped in the rebound.
Manager Uprichard then replaced Scott Adams with Stephen Jones and soon afterwards Marc Davidson was fouled in the area and Duke converted to bring the sides level in a very pulsating game.
McCordick then scored his sides 4th goal and this even bettered his opening effort when he left 3 defenders on the floor to stroke home the winner.
With 10 minutes left Croft pulled off a great save and from the corner it was cleared off the line as Tandragee went in search of the equaliser.
Norton was then replaced by Davy Gray in the final few minutes as DFC held out for 3 very important points.
Great advert for local football by two teams who gave there all for there respective clubs.
MATCH PICTURES with thanks to Billy Keegan
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Top of the table Banbridge Rangers hosted DFC and it was DFC who inflicted their first defeat of the season in a very solid overall team performance.