Published Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Sligo's Eric Oohiambo pictured scoring his team's first goal in Belfast (© Pacemaker)
Crusaders, normally so strong at Seaview, fell to a surprise 4-1 defeat against Sligo Rovers.
Stephen Baxter's team soon found themselves behind with Eric Odhiambo on target after 17 minutes.
Aaron Greene made it 2-0 and just before the break, a miserable first half was complete for the home side when Odhiambo made it 3-0.
On 62 minutes, it was Odhiambo with his hat-trick to make it 4-0 but there was some reward for the Crues when Declan Caddell pulled a goal back on 71 minutes.
Shamrock Rovers proved too good for Glentoran romping to a 5-1 win at Tallaght Stadium.
Glentoran fell a goal behind after Robert Bayly fired the Hoops in front but a strike from John McGuigan on 23 minutes brought the visitors level.
The home side hit the front again on 61 minutes through Waters and moved 3-1 ahead through Stephen McPhail.
With ten minutes left, Gary McCabe added a fourth for Rovers.
In added time, Simon Madden made it a night to forget for the Glens with the final goal of the game.
Coleraine kept their hopes of progressing alive with a superb 3-2 win at Dundalk.
Daryl Horgan gave Dundalk the lead but David McDaid made it all square again on 34 minutes at Oriel Park.
It was McDaid again who found the net to fire the Bannsiders ahead before Ruairi Harkin gave them a two goal cushion with a neat third.
Dundalk had not finished and pulled a goal back through McMillan but it was not enough to deny Oran Kearney's side the three points.
Ballinamallard had a tough test on their hands at home to League of Ireland champions St. Pat's, but put up a fine effort before going down 1-0.
The visitors took the lead on 20 minutes through Chris Forrester and that goal was to prove decisive in the end.
The Mallards battled hard but could not find a way past Gilmartin in the St Pat's goal.
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