Newtownbutler and Aghadrumsee will battle it out under the lights at Brewster Park on Friday night for a place in the Junior Championship final - although for the loser it is not curtains as they will have a second bite at the cherry against the winner of the Brookeborough v Coa quarter final.

Newtown entered the competition as favourites to take the title and they will be fancied to overcome the Magpies and take their spot in the decider.

Th First Fermanaghs have some talented young players making their way in the senior side in the likes of Diarmaid King, Sean Conlon and Gerr O’Keefe while Ryan Carson, James Connolly and James Maguire provide experience so they have a nice mix.

Manager Darren Chapman expects a tough test though and says his side will have to match the intensity that Aghadrumsee bring to the table.

“Semi-finals are all about winning and it is a great opportunity for both clubs to go straight through to the final and not have to worry about another semi-final.

“We would be expecting a much tougher battle, they will be looking to bring a high level of physicality and we need to match that intensity.

“If we do that then I think we will be in with a great chance.

“Our main focus though is on making sure that we get our own performance right,” he said.

Newtown eased past Coa in the last round of the competition and they will be aiming to build on that with Chapman reporting a clean bill of health ahead of Friday night’s encounter.

Aghadrumsee saw off Brookeborough in the previous round in a tight affair and Magpies manager Mickey Cadden hopes that will stand to them when they take to the pitch at Brewster Park.

“That Brookeborough game was nothing more than we expected as a squad, it was championship football and a derby match so there was never going to be anything easy but I felt we played well enough. It was a tough, physical game and maybe that will help us going into this week,” he said.

Aghadrumsee will look to big performances from the likes of Eddie Courtney, Damian McCarville, John Joe Strain and Darren Kearns but Cadden knows the size of the task facing his team.

“They are massive favourites and we are under no illusions about that.

“Newtown have a lot of good young players and some experienced heads there too, it’s a good blend and in the league game they got away from us.

“But, we have trained hard even since the Brookeborough game and if we can perform to what we are capable of then I’m confident that we will give a good account of ourselves. We are looking forward to it,” he stated.