Hugh Sinclair’s Knockbreda qualified for the quarter-finals of the Irish Cup for the first time in their history thanks to a comprehensive 3-0 victory over fellow Championship Two side Lurgan Celtic.
Breda, who currently lead the third tier, will host Glentoran in the last eight, in an east Belfast derby which could well see Breda Park’s first ever capacity crowd.
Former Carrick Rangers player Hugh Sinclair said: “It’s a tremendous draw for all the players and for everybody connected with the club.
“We entertained them in pre-season and managed to beat them 3-2, but I think we caught them slightly on the hop that day and I’m sure Eddie Patterson will be well aware of that, going into the match.
“Football is football at the end of the day and we know what we’re capable of. I believe we could shock them.
“We will go out and enjoy ourselves as there is no pressure on us. All the pressure will be on the Glens. When the game comes around we will be well prepared.”
Hugh Sinclair’s men took the lead in the sixth minute thanks to a strike from Portuguese forward Miguel Chines.
Paul Young added a second goal in the 53rd minute to put the game beyond doubt, while former Ards midfielder James Wright tucked away 68th minute penalty to give Breda a home quarter-final draw against Glentoran,
Lurgan Celtic lost their heads in the final 20 minutes with both Niall Lavery and Shannon Drainey seeing red in the second half.
Reflecting on the match, Sinclair said: “We’ve scored a lot of goals in the league and we did the same against a good Lurgan Celtic team on Saturday.
“We’ve a number of goal scorers and game changers in our team.”