Bangor put their troubles behind them following the departure of manager Marty Quinn to secure an easy passage into the fifth round of the Irish Cup.
Reserve team boss John Bailie led the Seasiders into a trip to Newry City after hammering Carrick Rangers 5-1.
Bangor forced the pace in the first-half, but all they had to show for their dominance was a 22nd minute goal from captain Andy Morrow.
After the break Bangor took control and Paul McDowell settled the game with a well taken hat-trick.
On 47 minutes he lobbed home after Carrick goalkeeper Greg Shannon blocked a Morrow shot.
FIve minutes later McDowell headed Dominic Melly’s right-wing corner into the net and completed his hat-trick on 74 minutes when he fired home from 15 yards after a through ball from substitute Aaron McKee.
David Larmour grabbed a consolation for Carrick, but Bangor had the last word as David Irvine found the net with a drive from the edge of the box.
CARRICK RANGERS: Shannon, Ewart, Wilkinson (Holland 58), McNamee, Van Matre, Prenter, Delgado (McCain 79), Taggart, Larmour, K McDowell, McClelland (O’Hare 72).
BANGOR: Brown, Cleary, Boyd (Drysdale 82), Youle, McMenamin, Magennis, Lockhart (McKee 46), Irvine, Morrow, P McDowell, Melly (Anderson 70).
Referee: Trevor Moutray (Dundonald).