Antrim and Tyrone county teams progress to Milk Cup semis
History was made on Wednesday as two of Northern Ireland's county sides progressed to the semi-finals at the Milk Cup youth football tournament.
County Antrim's 4-0 win over Ipswich set up a Junior semi-final meeting with Liverpool with Everton meeting Watford in the other last-four clash.
Tyrone's 1-1 draw with County Fermanagh was enough to earn them a Premier semi-final against CSKA Moscow.
Manchester United will meet Dubliners Cherry Orchard in the other semi-final.
A draw against Mexico on Friday night will be enough to clinch Northern Ireland the Elite title after they defeated the USA 3-1 on Wednesday evening.
Hull City striker Paul McElroy scored two of Northern Ireland's goals with Luke McCullough also on target.
Having beaten Denmark 2-1 on Monday, Northern Ireland are on maximum points with Mexico beating Denmark 2-0 on Wednesday following their opening 1-1 draw with the USA.
United, four-time Premier winners but without a triumph in the Premier grade since 2009, eased into the last four with a 4-1 win over TuS Altenberge on Wednesday night with 1993 champions Cherry Orchard progressing to the semis thanks to a 4-0 win over French outfit Vendee FC.
Liverpool were edged out of a place in the semi-finals by Cherry Orchard on goal difference despite their 4-2 win over Newcastle on Wednesday.
Harry Wilson hit two of Liverpool's goals but the win didn't prove enough as the Dubliners had a better goal difference of three.
A Merseyside battle in the Junior Final at the Milk Cup remains in prospect after Liverpool and Everton avoided each other in the semi-final draw.
A Nathan Broadhead hat-trick helped Everton, last year's beaten finalists, to hammer Co Armagh 6-1 on Wednesday.
Scott Megaw put Armagh ahead but Broadhead's hat-trick, a Callum Brummell double and a Nathan Holland strike ensured the Toffees facile win.
The Anfield giants progressed to their last-four meeting with County Antrim by defeating Southampton 4-2.
Wednesday 31 July
Mexico 2-0 Denmark
USA 1-3 Northern Ireland
Club America de Mexico 2-1 Otago Utd
Vendee FC 0-4 Cherry Orchard
Co Down 1-0 Cruz Azul
Co Antrim 4-4 Strikers FC South Coast
O'Higgins FC 0-1 Co Armagh
CSKA Moscow 1-0 SC Corinthians
TuS Altenberge 1-4 Manchester Utd
Co Tyrone 1-1 Co Fermanagh
Liverpool 4-2 Newcastle Utd
Bohemians 0-0 Co Londonderry
Co Fermanagh 1-1 Strikers FC South Coast
North Dublin SL 0-1 Co Down
Dundalk SL 2-2 Swindon Town
Co Antrim 4-0 Ipswich Town
Watford 10-0 San Luis de Colina
Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Japan
Brentford 0-0 Co Londonderry
Everton FC 6-1 Co Armagh
Cavan Monaghan DL 1-4 Co Tyrone
Liverpool 4-2 Southampton
CSKA v Co Tyrone (Riada Stadium, Ballymoney, 20:00 BST)
Manchester Utd v Cherry Orchard (Coleraine Showgrounds, 20:00)
Everton v Watford (Scroggy Rd, Ballymoney, 19:00)
Antrim v Liverpool (Sea Haven, Portstewart, 19:00)