Glenavon ease into next round

There was to be no giant killing at Mourneview Park as Glenavon eased into the next round of the Irish Cup.

Sport and Leisure never had any hope of causing an upset after Brendan Shannon fired the Lurgan Blues ahead on four minutes. It was a great way for the club captain to mark his return to senior action after a year and a half on the sidelines through injury.

Glenavon's Robbie McDaid,'celebrates with Gary Hamilton after scoring to make it 6-0' during Saturday's Irish Cup tie at Mourneview Park.

Glenavon's Robbie McDaid,'celebrates with Gary Hamilton after scoring to make it 6-0' during Saturday's Irish Cup tie at Mourneview Park.

After Rhys Marshall headed in a second on seven minutes and an og soon after form O’Neill it was all but over.

David Rainey made it 4-0 at the break while further goals from Sammy McIlveen (2), Robbie McDaid and Kyle Neill completed a fine day for Gary Hamilton’s side.

The tie also saw Brian McCaul make his first appearance since his midweek move from Linfield.

Glenavon’s reward is an away trip to either Ballinamallard or Strabane in the next round to be played on February 8.