Kee wary of Crumlin Star giant-killing threat

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�Paul McCambridge / Presseye

AMATEUR League minnows Crumlin Star can be forgiven for dreading a trip to the Riverside Stadium for an Intermediate Cup clash where they face an Institute side in rampant form tomorrow afternoon. (Kick-off 2 p.m.)

Institute go into the game on the back of a 6-1 demolition of Larne in the Irish Championship last weekend, having scored eight goals past Shorts FC in the previous round of this competition.

However, ‘Stute boss, Paul Kee believes the North Belfast outfit will arrive in Drumahoe full of confidence and with the intent of causing a major upset in this fourth round tie.

Not many people fancied Crumlin to spring a surprise against Crusaders in a recent Irish Cup fifth round meeting but they came close in a 2-1 defeat to their North Belfast neighbours.

Therefore Kee is expecting a tough fixture tomorrow afternoon.

“My players certainly won’t be underestimating Crumlin,” he said.

“They know how good Crumlin are” he added. “They are flying and they did well against Dundela in the Steel & Sons Cup before narrowly losing and they were unlucky to lose to Crusaders in the Irish Cup.

“So we know what we are going up against, they also try to play football and play the game the right way.

“We are going to have to make sure that we are on the money and if we aren’t then we are going to end up with egg on our face.”