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Sunday 17 December 2017

Fenlon happy to tackle old club Linfield

PAT FENLON will return to his old stomping ground of Windsor Park after Bohemians secured a meeting with Linfield in the semi-finals of the Setanta Sports Cup.

Bohs were already guaranteed a place in the last four, but Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Glentoran, where a Mark Rossiter strike cancelled out a goal from Gary Hamilton, along with a 1-0 win for Linfield at home to St Patrick's Athletic, means that Bohs and the Blues will meet over two legs in the semis.

"Going to Windsor Park is a real football occasion. It will be like a European away game, going there in the second leg to try and win the tie," said Fenlon, who is still well regarded by the Linfield support after a successful spell there as a player from 1993-95.



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"I always like going back, I haven't been back there managing a team since the Shels days so I am looking forward to it."

Meanwhile, Glentoran have criticised Garda handling of security during their game against Bohs in Dalymount, which saw several Glens fans arrested.

"Officials from our club have told me some gardaí were heavy-handed with our fans," said Glens chairman Aubrey Ralph.

"From what I can gather the incident erupted when a fan put up an Ulster flag and a Garda person took objection to this and tried to remove it. That resulted in an altercation and other people joined in. I believe about five arrests were made."

Setanta Sports Cup semi-finals: March 29, St Patrick's Athletic v Sligo Rovers; April 3, Bohemians v Linfield; April 17, Sligo Rovers v St Patrick's Athletic; April 19, Linfield v Bohemians.

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