Kyle Magee and Gavin Roulston combined to give Bready a place in the last eight of the Senior Cup with a convincing win over Bonds Glen. While Roulston missed out on a century, Magee did manage to get his second senior hundred, and first for Bready.

“It was a good win on Saturday against the Bee Gees and nice that it was a convincing one at it considering we were knocked out in the first round last year in the Senior Cup by Strabane,” said Magee.

“I was just looking to bat time as it’s my first innings of the season so to go and score a hundred was good. I thought Gavin also batted very well and we complemented each other well in the middle during our partnership of 131 in 21 overs.”

The Magheramason side have a tough tie on Saturday as they take on a Phoenix side that has Irish internationals Shane Getkate and Tyrone Kane in their midst, as well as talented performers in left-arm spinner Amish Sidhu and hard-hitting captain Adam Chester.

“It’s a matter of trying to take some of our form now into the Irish Senior cup this weekend against Phoenix who will be a tough tie. However we’ll be up for it and look to keep our good start to the season going,” added Magee.

Bready’s only final appearance came in 1995, when they lost an all-time classic by just one run to North Down. If they can overcome Phoenix, they will fancy their chances of a decent run in the competition.