Down Juniors still hoping for Cup semis

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Monday 27th July 2015 - Dale Farm Milk Cup 2015 Northern Ireland International Football Tournament - 'Co Down v Brentford FC at Clough 'Co Downs Lee Bailie  in action with Brentfords Daniel Francis'Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Monday 27th July 2015 - Dale Farm Milk Cup 2015 Northern Ireland International Football Tournament - 'Co Down v Brentford FC at Clough 'Co Downs Lee Bailie in action with Brentfords Daniel Francis'Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye.

Banbridge lad Jack Chambers is hoping to captain his County Down side to another Milk Cup victory today.

There is still an outside chance that the junior squad, also featuring Hillsborough lad Lee Bailie, could progress to the semi-finals of the Cup competition despite yesterday’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to Donegal SL.

That would require a win over Strikers at the Riada Stadium, Ballymoney at noon today with other results going the way of the locals.

Nonetheless, victory in that game should at least see Down into the Globe knock-out stages.

Chambers led by example in the side’s opening 4-0 smashing of Brentford, curling in the third goal from 20 yards out after Bailie had set him up.

Meanwhile, in the Premier section, Lewis Houston’s Down side are still searching for their first victory and will hope to get it today.

They play second-bottom Vendee at 3.30pm at Roe Mill, Limavady. Their opponents have lost both of their opening matches while Down have picked up one point from the opener against Club America before going down 2-0 to Motherwell on Tuesday.