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Crues start defence with easy win


Highlights from Crusaders' 5-1 Irish Cup win over Bangor

Martin Donnelly bagged a double as Crusaders began their defence of the JJB Sports Irish Cup with a 5-1 victory over Bangor at Seaview.

Linfield cruised to a 4-0 win at Donegal Celtic while Mattie Burrows scored a hat-trick in Glentoran's 5-0 home success against Omagh United.

Kieran O'Connor's brace sealed a 2-0 win for Cliftonville at Distillery.

There were also wins for Ballyclare, Coagh United, Coleraine, Glenavon, Dungannon Swifts and Loughgall.

Mark McCann and Timmy Adamson both netted twice as the Swifts hammered Malachians 6-0, despite having Neil McCafferty red-carded after 22 minutes.

Glenavon were also convincing winners with Tony Grant's double helping the Lurgan Blues to a 5-1 victory over H&W Welders at Mourneview Park.

Mark Gillen's goal put Ballymoney United on course for an upset at Institute but Sean Holmes levelled for the Premier League team with seven minutes left.

Rory Patterson and Stephen Carson were on target for Coleraine in their 2-0 win at Dundela.

Matt Hazley put Newry City 2-1 ahead against Larne with a superb chip over keeper Ryan Brown but the match was abandoned with eight minutes left after fighting between players and coaching staff.

Linfield striker Peter Thompson scored on his return to the club after his loan move from Stockport County.

Saturday 16 January

JJB Sports Irish Cup fifth round

Ballyclare Comrades 5-1 Islandmagee
Ballymena Utd 0-0 Ards
Carrick Rangers 1-1 Portadown
Coagh Utd 1-0 Tobermore Utd
Crusaders 5-0 Bangor
Donegal Celtic 0-4 Linfield
Dundela 0-2 Coleraine
Dungannon Swifts 6-0 Malachians
Glebe Rangers OFF Ballinamallard Utd
Glentoran 5-0 Omagh Utd
H&W Welders 5-1 Glenavon (at Mourneview Park)
Institute 1-1 Ballymoney Utd
Lisburn Distillery 0-2 Cliftonville
Loughgall 3-1 Ards Rangers
Newry City 2A1 Larne (abandoned after 82 minutes)
Nortel 2-2 Bryansburn Rangers

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see also
Cup game abandoned after fighting
16 Jan 10 |  Irish
Results: JJB Sports Irish Cup
16 Jan 10 |  Irish
Dickson goal seals Crues cup win
09 May 09 |  Irish

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