Enniskillen Rangers, NFC Kesh and Irvinestown Wanderers will all go in search of a place in the fonaCAB Junior Cup semi-finals this Saturday.

The three remaining Fermanagh and Western sides will all be targeting a place in the last four when contest their respective quarter final ties.

Foe Enniskillen Rangers this is familiar territory with Michael Kerr and his charges looking for an unprecedented four in a row of Junior Cup titles.

Coleraine Morning League side Dervock will be the visitors to the Ball Range on Saturday and Kerr is expecting a stern test of his side’s credentials.

“It will be a very tough game and we know that they have a lot of very good players including some former Irish League players so we will treat them with the respect they deserve, like we do all our opponents,” said Kerr.

“Dervock have been around the quarter final stage this last three or four years and they will be looking to take that step up and reach the semi-finals but that is where we want to be too. We want to get back to that big game under lights.”

The ‘Gers boss is also hoping that the fact that the game is at the Ball Range will be in his side’s favour.

“Home advantage is important in the cup and hopefully it works for us. Some teams come here and are surprised by the pitch and how big it is,” he added.

Nathan Khan is ruled out for three weeks but other than that Kerr should have a full hand to select from as they look to keep alive their four in a row bid.

The quarter final tie also coincides with the eighth anniversary of Rangers club stalwart Jim Keenan. And Jim’s nephew and club legend Joe Keenan and Joe’s daughter, Lisa Gallagher have sponsored the match ball to mark the occasion.

NFC Kesh will also have home advantage when they host Belfast side Shamrock on Saturday and Kesh manager Scott Robinson knows that they will be facing a good side at Michael Connolly Park.

“They beat Willowbank, who were in the semi final last year, last weekend and they have already beaten Enniskillen Town in the competition this year so they are going to be a handy outfit. We are expecting a tough game but then whoever you got at this stage was going to be a good side anyway, “ he said.

And like Kerr, Robinson is pleased to have the game at home. “It’s a big day for the club and it is good to have this game at home and we will have a big support out. As I say, they will be a good side but we will be looking to produce a big performance and hopefully that will be enough to take us through,” he added.

Irvinestown were probably handed the toughest test of the the three teams with an away game against a strong Willowbank side in Belfast but manager Ryan Beacom remains positive ahead of the encounter.

“It is something for the lads to look forward to and we will go there with no fear. The whole expectation is on Willowbank, they were in the semi-final last year and by all accounts they are going really well this year so the pressure will be on them,” he said.

However, he does stress that the Wanderers will not be travelling to Belfast to simply make up the numbers.

“Like any other team left in the competition, we want to progress and make the semi-finals and although we have a few missing due to suspension we’ll go there and look to get a performance. If we can play to the best of our ability then there is no reason why we can’t make it through,” added Beacom.