Irish Premiership: Cliftonville 5-0 Ballinamallard Utd
Liam Boyce scored a nine-minute hat-trick as Cliftonville hammered Ballinamallard 5-0 at Solitude.
Joe Gormley hit the Mallards bar before Boyce drilled into the bottom corner for a 29th minute opener.
Boyce netted again with a neat finish before completing his treble by slotting past keeper Alvin Rouse.
Gormley fired home the fourth early in the second half and Chris Curran curled in to seal a win which keeps the Reds two points behind leaders Linfield.
Cliftonville kept the pressure on the pacesetters with a clinical display in north Belfast.
Boyce was the star of the show, his classy quick-fire treble and assists making this a one-sided affair.
He sent strike partner Gormley through for a fourth Reds goal on 57 minutes and was involved again as Curran scored against his former club eight minutes later.
Liam Martin missed with a late header for the Mallards while Cliftonville defender Marc Smyth saw his headed effort hooked off the line.