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McElroy caps it off for Crues, while Larne are rocked by Duns

Net gains: Paul McElroy hails his effort for Crusaders
Net gains: Paul McElroy hails his effort for Crusaders

By Graham Luney

Championship side Dundela grabbed the headlines with a shock 3-1 win over Larne in the Bet McLean League Cup last night.

The Duns rocked their big spending opponents at Inver Park on a night when the other Danske Bank Premiership sides went through the gears to march into the quarter-finals.

But Larne were left reeling after Owain Beggs' seventh minute strike gave the visitors confidence and a mix-up in the home defence on 72 minutes allowed Ross Holden to chip the ball past a stranded Conor Mitchell.

Four minutes later Conor McKendry's inviting cross was headed in at the back post by Albert Watson but the east Belfast minnows scored their third in the 81st minute when Beggs struck again.

Ballymena United had little trouble burying Dollingstown 6-0 at the Showgrounds, with debutant Kenny Kane netting twice.

Premiership leaders Crusaders thumped Limavady United 4-1 with Colin Coates, David Cushley, Jamie McGonigle and Paul McElroy on target.

Goals from Ruaidhri Donnelly and Joe Gormley had Cliftonville cruising 2-0 at half-time at home to Bangor but a Mark Cooling goal 10 minutes into the second half gave the Seasiders hope.

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But on 60 minutes, Gormley made it 3-1. Joe Gorman's own goal reduced the deficit but it finished 3-2 to the Reds.

Goals from Dean Curry, Jamie McIntyre and Conor Tourish gave Institute a 3-0 win over H&W Welders.

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