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Goal feast: Four-goal Declan O'Brien (right) with Mark Patton last night

Goal feast: Four-goal Declan O'Brien (right) with Mark Patton last night

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Goal feast: Four-goal Declan O'Brien (right) with Mark Patton last night

Declan O'Brien hit the headlines at Mourneview Park, grabbing a four-goal haul in Glenavon's League Cup win over Tobermore United.

The Lurgan Blues made short work of their third-tier opponents, winning 5-0. O'Brien's four goals were complimented by Andy Hall's single strike.

Oran Kearney enjoyed a victory over his old club Limavady United at the Coleraine Showgrounds. Darren McAuley gave the Bannsiders the lead in the 11th minute. A second half brace from James McLaughlin gave Coleraine a 3-0 win.

Crusaders have struggled to make an impact in the League Cup in recent years, but there was no slip-up against Championship club Loughgall. Goals from Declan Caddell and Paul Heatley gave the Crues a 2-0 lead at half-time. Andy Mitchell saw his penalty saved by Gareth Buchanan, but Michael Carvill scored in a game that eventually finished 3-1.

Portadown made light work of Donegal Celtic at Shamrock Park.

First half goals from Niall Henderson, Brendan Shannon and Eoin Kirwan put the game beyond doubt before Mikey Withers made it 4-0 from the penalty spot. Goals from Nathan Ferris and Matthew Rooney made it 6-1.

Dungannon Swifts had no problems with Belfast club Sport & Leisure Swifts, winning 6-2.

Goals from Daniel Kelly and Adam Salley gave Carrick a 2-0 win at derby rivals Ballyclare.

David Jeffrey's Ballymena beat Newington 4-1 at the Showgrounds.

There were also wins for Ballinamallard United, Knockbreda, Harland & Wolff Welders, Armagh City and Warrenpoint.

Belfast Telegraph