Third time lucky for Whites?

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Lisburn Distillery will be hoping to play their Irish Cup Fourth round tie against Knockbreda tomorrow (Saturday, kick off 1.30pm).

The match was originally scheduled to be played two weeks ago, however, the recent spell of bad weather saw the match called off.

The poor weather resulted in a flooded pitch at New Grosvenor, meaning the Whites were forced to postpone their Irish Cup Fourth round tie.

Take two was attempted last weekend, but yet again the match was called off due to the weather.

With more rain forecast and the ground already soggy, it is unknown whether the fixture will go ahead.

However, Distillery will be hoping it is a case of third time lucky.

The Whites’ original fixture for tomorrow, a league game away to Donegal Celtic has been postponed and will take place in the New Year.

Should the Irish Cup match with Knockbreda go ahead, the next fixture for Distillery will be the Intermediate Cup tie against Queens.

A club spokesperson said: “The ground will likely be very soft, and a lot depends on the forecast. There has been a lot of rain, so who knows?

“We might have to try something with the pitch, like spiking, to get the water released.”

Meanwhile, the draw for the fifth round of this season’s Irish Cup will see the winners of the Whites’ tie against Knockbreda be rewarded with a home tie against fellow Championship one side Annagh United.