Cliftonville’s Joe Gormley scored his fifth hat-trick of the season as the Reds beat Portadown 4-0 at Solitude .
Gormley netted an early penalty after keeper Billy Brennan was sent-off for bringing down Johnny McMurray.
Gormley then netted a header soon after half-time.
Gormley scored another penalty in the 75th minute and Martin Donnelly made it 4-0.
In the other game in Section A Glenavon beat Glentoran 4-0 at Mourneview Park.
In Section B Coleraine lost 1-0 to Ballymena United, Ballinamallard United beat Dungannon Swifts 1-0 and Institute lost 5-1 to Warrenpoint United.