League Cup holders Cliftonville hit Wakehurst for six

James Knowles scores twice as Cliftonville beat Wakehurst 6-0 in the League Cup

James Knowles scored twice as League Cup holders Cliftonville walloped Wakehurst 6-0 at Solitude.

Knowles marked his return to the club after one season at Linfield with a goal in each half against the Championship Two side on Monday night.

Crusaders enjoyed a 6-1 win over Glebe Rangers while Glenavon player-manager Gary Hamilton scored as his team defeated Lisburn Distillery 3-1.

There were also wins for Coleraine, Portadown and league leaders Ballymena.

A stunning strike by Davy McDaid, plus Knowles first goal and a Joe Gormley penalty had Cliftonville 3-0 ahead at half time.

McDaid and Knowles both scored again in the second half with Martin Murray also among the goalscorers.

Crusaders were stunned when Glebe Rangers took the lead through Karl Steele after three minutes at Seaview, but they recovered to coast to a convincing victory.

Jordan Owens, Diarmuid O'Carroll and Kyle Dillon each scored two goals.

Gary Hamilton scrambled home a 27th minute equaliser for Glenavon after Lisburn Distillery had taken an early lead at Mourneview Park.

Rhys Marshall latched on to a Hamilton free kick to head Glenavon in front after 79 minutes and Andrew Hoey added a third goal in injury time.

Darren Murray scored twice as Portadown defeated Annagh United 5-2 with Mark McAllister also among the goalscorers.

Ian Parkhill scored his first goal for Coleraine as the Bannsiders defeated Larne 3-0 at The Showgrounds.

League leaders Ballymena defeated Newington 3-0, with Tony Kane, Matthew Tipton and Darren Boyce all on target while Ballinamallard enjoyed a comfortable 5-0 victory away to Ballymoney United.

Wasp Solutions League Cup second-round results

Dundela 0-3 Carrick Rangers

Knockbreda 4-0 Donegal Celtic

PSNI 1-4 Ards

Annagh Utd 2-5 Portadown

Ballyclare Comrades 1-0 Linfield

Ballymena United 3-0 Newington YC

Ballymoney Utd 0-5 Ballinamallard Utd

Bangor 2-0 Portstewart

Cliftonville 6-0 Wakehurst

Coleraine 3-0 Larne

Crusaders 6-1 Glebe Rangers

Glenavon 3-1 Lisburn Distillery

Institute 2-0 Dollingstown

Loughgall 0-1 Dungannon Swifts

Moyola Park 1-2 Glentoran

Warrenpoint Town 1-2 H&W Welders