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Jamie McGonigle scores five for Crusaders while Portadown smashed in regional cup competitions

Jamie McGonigle scored five for Crusaders.
Jamie McGonigle scored five for Crusaders.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 10/09/2019 Crusaders v Sirocco Works Co Antrim Shield. Crusaders Jamie McGonigle pictured after scoring his teams 3rd goal during this evenings game at Seaview in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Gareth Hanna

By Gareth Hanna

Jamie McGonigle scored five, including a three-minute hat-trick, as Crusaders smashed Sirocco Works in the first round of the Toals County Antrim Shield.

Here's everything you need to know about tonight's regional cup matches:

Toals County Antrim Shield

Crusaders 8-1 Sirocco Works

Jamie McGonigle was the five-goal hero for the Crues.

They were 4-0 up after seven minutes, scoring four goals in as many minutes, as McGonigle's hat-trick added to Rodney Brown's opener.

Two more McGonigle strikes made it 6-0 at the break, before Paul McElroy and Tom Mathieson added to the tally while Scott Dornan bagged a consolation for the visitors.

Ards 5-0 Queen’s University

Two Craig McMillen goals helped Ards to secure safe passage through to round two.

McMillen's first separated the sides at the break before his second opened the floodgates, Ben Cushnie, Johnny Taylor and Kyle Calderwood also finding the net.

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Cliftonville 4-0 Knockbreda

Joe Gormley got the opening goal on 10 minutes, taking advantage when Conor McMenamin's shot came back off the bar.

Former Warrenpoint forward McMenamin got his own goal before the half-hour mark when he found the bottom corner.

If there was any remaining doubt, it was put to bed when Ronan Doherty's cross was put into his own net by Alex Pomeroy.

There was still time left, though, for a debut goal for Calvin McCurry, who wasted no time in rounding the keeper to slot home shortly after coming on as a late substitute.

Glentoran 3-1 Ballyclare Comrades

Darren Murray's lob put the Glens on their way just seven minutes in, Mal Smith finishing off a goalmouth scramble to double the scores for half-time.

On his senior debut,  Salou Jallow found the top corner as he got on the end of Jonny Frazer's cross before Ciaron Dobbin pulled one back.

Ballymena United 2-1 Dundela

Decky Carville delivered a last gasp winner for United.

United went ahead at the start of the second half as Tony Kane's corner kick was bundled into his own net by the visiting goalkeeper.

His blushes were spared when Christopher Watts netted but there was a sting in the tail for the visitors as Carville's last gasp header went in off the bar.

Larne 3-0 PSNI

Larne safely progressed to the second round at Inver Park.

Martin Donnelly opened the scores on 12 minutes before Fuad Sule and Lee Lynch's second half goals made sure of the win.

Carrick Rangers 1-2 H&W Welders

Carrick Rangers crashed out to their Championship visitors thanks to two goals from former Glentoran forward Jonathan Smith.

He gave the visitors the lead on 55 minutes but Michael Smith levelled just three minutes later.

Jonathan Smith's second of the night proved crucial as the Welders sprang an upset on their Premier League hosts.

Quarter-final draw

Ballymena United v Crusaders

Glentoran v Larne

Ards v H&W Welders

Linfield / East Belfast v Cliftonville

Eventsec North West Cup

Ballinamallard 2-1 Newbuildings Utd

Lee Frazer and Aaron Arkinson saw the hosts through despite Dougherty making sure there was a nervy end.

Coleraine 1-2 Moyola Park

Daniel McIlhatton and Aaron Harris' goals helped Moyola to an upset, Emmett McGuckin's late goal not enough for Coleraine.

Institute 2-2 Limavady United (Limavady win 5-3 on penalties)

Limavady United progressed 5-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.

Brown had given the visitors a first half lead before Gareth Brown levelled for Stute.

Hassan restored United's lead but Brown once against hauled Institute back into the game, his last gasp penalty sending the game to extra time. 

Dergview 6-0 Tobermore United

Mid Ulster Cup

Glenavon 6-2 Rathfriland Rangers

Doubles from Ross Hunter and Stephen Murray helped Glenavon to a 6-2 win over Rathfriland Rangers, Conor McCloskey and Jordan Jenkins also on target.

Annagh Utd 6-1 Portadown

Annagh United smashed near neighbours Portadown 6-1. Former Ports duo Scott McCordick and Sean Mackle both scored twice with Daniel Gordon and Ben Eagle also finding the net for the Premier Intermediate League leaders after Brendy Glackin had given Portadown an early lead.

Loughgall 2-0 Banbridge Town

James Douglas and Scott McCann got the goals as the hosts saw off their Premier Intermediate League visitors.

Dungannon Swifts 4-1 Armagh City

Daniel Hughes announced his return with a hat-trick for the hosts as James Convie rounded off the scoring, Ethan Copes having netted an earlier leveller for Armagh.

Warrenpoint Town 1-0 Dollingstown

Brandon Doyle bagged the only goal of the game as Warrenpoint Town edged out their third-tier visitors.

Newry City 0-0 Moneyslane (Newry City win on penalties)

After a goalless 120 minutes of football in County Down, goalkeeper Lewis Hunter was the hero for Newry City, saving two penalties while Adam Foley, Stephen McCavitt, Mark Hughes and Matty Taylor all scored from the spot to send City through.

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