THE Terry Clinton Memorial Trophy reaches the quarter-final stage tomorrow, with two of the competition’s most recent winners aiming to take a step closer to lifting the cup once again.

Vickerstown reserves, who lifted the trophy in 2015 and 2017, face a re-run of the first of those finals when they make the trip to Kirkby United.

It is the second meeting between the sides in the space of a week too, with Kirkby having edged out Vickerstown’s second string 3-2 at Beckside in the Furness Premier League Premier Division last Saturday.

That result kept Kirkby well-placed to continue their Premier Division title challenge and dealt a blow to Vickerstown’s own ambitions, so the visitors will be eager to gain revenge and book their place in the semi-finals.

Last year’s Terry Clinton winners Bootle are still in with the chance of making it back-to-back triumphs and host mid-table Haverigg United.

The Premier Division meeting between these sides in February was a seven-goal thriller, with Bootle coming out on top in a 4-3 win.

It is unlikely, therefore, this match will see a repeat of their 13-1 triumph over Britannia in the first round of this competition.

The other two Terry Clinton quarter-finals see Barrow Celtic at home to Swarthmoor Social and Millom reserves hosting Walney Island reserves.

There are three second-round matches in the Horne Cup too, with Britannia reserves at home to Holker Old Boys A, Haverigg reserves hosting Kirkby reserves and Ulverston Rangers reserves at home to Millom St James.

One of the two Furness Premier League teams still involved in the Furness Senior Cup, Holker reserves, play the first of the last-eight matches in that competition tomorrow too.

They will be aiming to cause an upset when they make the trip to West Lancashire League Division Two side Walney Island.

Tomorrow’s FPL Premier Division action sees Croftlands Park aiming to claw back the deficit on the top two when they host Britannia, while Dalton United reserves host Hawcoat Park reserves.

In Division One, Barrow Wanderers hold a slender lead at the top ahead of their home game with Askam United reserves, with games in hand.