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League Cup round two results: Bangor oust Premiership visitors on night of four upsets but Parkhill hat-trick helps Coleraine through

Ian Parkhill
Ian Parkhill

There were four shocks in the Bet McLean League Cup second round as Carrick Rangers, Warrenpoint Town, Portadown and Ards all crashed out to lower league opposition.

Here's all you need to know about tonight's games:

Ballymena United 3-0 Newington YC

Newington held out until the start of the second half, when Ross Lavery finally got the opener, converting a neat through-ball.

Andy McGrory added the second on 80 minutes and then delivered the ball for Cathair Friel to round off the scoring.

Bangor 5-3 Carrick Rangers (after extra time)

Ten man Bangor pulled off th shock of the evening with three goals in extra-time.

The County Down side only won promotion back to the NI Football League last season and haven't taken long to take a Premiership scalp.

Their visitors enjoyed the half-time advantage as Michael Smith's square ball was put into his own net by a Bangor defender.

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The blushes were spared just before the hour-mark as Thomas Wray headed in the leveller.

Mark Cooling looked like he had won it with an 82nd minute penalty but Carrick came back with a goal from Mark Kelly

Bangor defender Steven Hislop was dismissed before the end of the 90 minutes but it didn't stop his side as Ben Arthurs, Jordan Lucas and Gerard McMullan netted in the first half of extra-time, Lee Chapman's second half goal just a consolation.

Coleraine 4-0 Annagh United

An Ian Parkhill hat-trick helped Coleraine to a comfortable home win.

Ben Doherty's penalty, finished into the bottom corner, was the difference at the break and it was scorer turned provider for the second, as Doherty played in Parkhill.

Parkhill's second of the evening made certain sure there would be no upset, as he converted Alex Gawne's assist.

Even then he wasn't content, completing his hat-trick by slotting home Steven Douglas' eye-catching assist.

Dundela 6-0 Tobermore United

Dundela are the early pace-setters in the Championship and are safely through in the League Cup.

Carl McComb opened the scoring before Jordon Morrison doubled the lead. Holden and Devine kicked off the finishing flourish, with another two goals completing the rout.

Dungannon Swifts 2-0 Dergview

Joint top of the Danske Bank Premiership, Dungannon continued their good form with a home win.

Captain Seanan Clucas opened the scores before Ryan Waide netted his fourth goal in five games, curling a free-kick into the side-netting.

Glenavon 4-1 Portstewart

There was a goal and a hat-trick of assists for Paddy Burns as Glenavon came back from one down to go through.

Ryan Doherty gave the visitors a third minute lead from the spot but by 22 minutes, Glenavon were ahead as Conor McCloskey and James Singleton headed in two telling Burns crosses.

It was 3-1 by the break, Hall tapping home yet another Burns delivery.

The final goal came in fitting fashion as Burns got his own name on the score-sheet. Even that came from out wide as he scored direct from a corner.

Glentoran 5-1 Ballyclare Comrades

Jonny Frazer netted a hat-trick in a blistering opening 23 minutes at the Oval as the Glens eased into the next round.

Frazer's first arrived on ten minutes, seconds before Elvio Van Overbeek ran onto a chipped through-ball to double the scores.

Frazer converted Paul O'Neill's assist for his second and then headed in his third from Conor Pepper's delivery.

After Joe Tully pulled a goal back, Seven Gordon netted another for the Glens from Van Overbeek's corner.

Larne 3-0 Lisburn Distillery

Tommy Stewart bagged his first goal of the season as Larne secured safe passage to the next round.

He headed home Ben Tilney's cross for the opener before Jeff Hughes slammed home from 30 yards to double the scores by the break.

Inver Park has seen its fair share of spectacular strikes already this season and there was another in the closing minutes, Chris Ramsey unleashing from long range.

Limavady Utd 4-2 Ards

The Premier Intermediate League's Limavady United delivered one of the evening's four shock results, overcoming Championship side Ards.

Sean McCarron got the game off to a good start for the hosts, his two early goals giving his side the half-time lead, even if Kym Nelson had halved the deficit.

Nelson went on to level but it didn't last long as Dean Brown restored United's advantage, Ryan Logue adding the icing to the cake in injury-time.

Loughgall 0-1 Newry City

Darren King netted the only goal of the game as Newry went through to the next round.

Moyola Park 1-3 Cliftonville

On the day of legendary manager Tommy Breslin's funeral, Cliftonville secured their place into the next round of the League Cup, a competition Breslin won three years in a row.

Chris Curran opened the scores midway through the first half, converting Aaron Donnelly's cross.

Moyola levelled the scores on the stroke of half-time but Cliftonville persevered after the restart. Joe Gormley's deflected free-kick gave the goalkeeper no chance before Conor McMenamin converted Garry Breen's assist.

Portadown 1-2 Dollingstown

Portadown were ousted by near neighbours Dollingstown, who were playing their very first game of the season.

A minute before half-time, Portadown took the lead when Aaron Duke's long throw was converted by Adam McCallum.

However, that only set the stage for a second-half comeback. Ricky Thompson levelled with a spectacular strike for the Dollybirds before Keith Johnston converted the winner from the spot.

Warrenpoint Town 2-4 HW Welders

Warrenpoint Town were one of two Premiership casualties, falling to the Welders.

Brandon Doyle had given the hosts the half-time lead but it was right at the start of the second period that Luckas Gwiazda equalised.

Conall Young restored the advantage before Ross Arthurs again hauled the visitors level.

Adam Wright edged the Welders ahead and the win was secure when substitute Jonathan Smith scored from the spot.

Wednesday 28 August: Institute 3-2 PSNI

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