1987–88 Irish League Cup

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1987–88 Irish League Cup
Roadferry Freight League Cup
Country  Northern Ireland
Teams 32
Champions Coleraine (1st win)
Runners-up Portadown
Matches played 31
Goals scored 98 (3.16 per match)

The 1987–88 Irish League Cup (known as the Roadferry Freight League Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the second edition of Northern Ireland's secondary football knock-out cup competition. It concluded on 28 November 1987 with the final.

Linfield were the defending champions after becoming the first ever winners of the competition the previous season by defeating Crusaders 2–1 in the final. This season they reached the semi-finals, but went out to eventual winners Coleraine, who won the cup with a 1–0 victory over Portadown in the final.[1][2]

First round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 2–0 Tobermore United
Ballyclare Comrades 0–2 Glenavon
Ballymena United 3–1 Brantwood
Bangor 4–1 UUJ
Carrick Rangers 1–0 Banbridge Town
Cliftonville 0–1 Chimney Corner
Coleraine 6–0 Queen's University
Crusaders 2–0 Harland & Wolff Welders
Distillery 2–0 Omagh Town
Glentoran 3–0 RUC
Glentoran II 3–1 (aet) Limavady United
Larne 2–1 Dungannon Swifts
Linfield 7–0 UUC
Linfield Swifts 1–0 Ballymoney United
Newry Town 2–1 Dundela
Portadown 2–0 Milford Everton

Second round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Bangor 2–3 Ballymena United
Carrick Rangers 0–4 Coleraine
Distillery 0–1 (aet) Ards
Glentoran 5–0 Glenavon
Larne 2–0 Glentoran II
Linfield 2–1 Chimney Corner
Newry Town 1–1 (4–2 p) Linfield Swifts
Portadown 5–0 Crusaders


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 1–1 (4–5 p) Coleraine
Larne 3–2 Ballymena United
Linfield 2–1 (aet) Newry Town
Portadown 4–1 Glentoran


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Linfield 0–0 (3–4 p) Coleraine
Portadown 4–3 Larne


28 November 1987
Coleraine 1 – 0 (a.e.t.) Portadown
McQuiston Goal Report