Portadown’s Darren Murray took centre stage in the absence of injured star striker Gary Twigg as he netted a hat-trick in this canter of a 6-0 victory over Lisburn Distillery in the NIFL League Cup.
It was never a contest, especially in the second when the Reds turned on the class.
The Ports popped home the opener on 10 minute with Murray on the mark.
The Ports shifted up a gear after the interval with Murray again on the mark before an own goal by Bradley Morton.made it three
And Chris Casement added number four, before Braniff cracked home number five and then Murray completed the scoring and his cup hat-trick.
PORTADOWN – Brennan, Casement, Ramsey, Breen, McMahon. Murray, Braniff, Mouncey, McCafferty, McStay, Friars. Subs – Miskelly, Judge, Rooney, Paget, Traynor.
LISBURN DISTILLERY – Robinson, Thompson, Pike, Alderdice, Morton, Upton, Lyons, Withers, Tweedie, Kingsbury, A. Wilson. Subs – McBride, WRIGHT, Dalzell, R. Wilson, Irwin.