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It's David versus Goliath says Sproule

Ivan Sproule says that if his Dergview team causes a massive upset by defeating Ballymena United on Tuesday evening to reach the semi-finals of the Irish Cup it will be the greatest achievement in the club’s 41-year history.

The Derg outfit reached the quarter-finals of the premier cup competition for the first time by defeating St James’ Swifts 2-0 at Ferney Park on Saturday thanks to two goals by striker Sean McCarron.

That victory combined with Ballymena’s 5-0 win over the PSNI has, according to Sproule, set up a David-versus-Goliath last-eight tie at the Ballymena showgrounds.

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While admitting that his team is facing the proverbial mountain to climb, the former Hibs star said he would be telling his players to embrace the challenge.

“It’s a mountain for us to climb with the squad we have got and the injuries that are mounting up,” he said.

“Everyone loves a David-and-Goliath and we’ll certainly be David on Tuesday night.

“We are going to have to dig deep but listen Dergview is Dergview, we’ll give it a go. We always give it a go.”

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