Banbridge Rangers coasted into round one of the Bob Radcliffe Cup on Saturday away to Seagoe in a game that should have seen a lot more goals only for some wayward shooting.
A fired up Seagoe team almost opened the scoring when their striker guided a header wide off the post when unopposed after just 40 seconds on the clock.
Striker and Captain Coly Cousins went close on 12 minutes and then opened his account five minutes later with poking the ball past the keeper after Chambers sent a sublime ball through.
It took just over a minute for Cousins to double the advantage skipping past three challenges before blasting past the keeper.
Rangers finishing before and after the break left a lot to be desired as they created plenty of chances either side of the break despite the long grass making it difficult to playing football.
All three changes were made at the start of the second half with several players being rested ahead of the derby on Tuesday.
With just over five minutes remaining Matty McKnight was able to break between the two centre halves and get a shot away with the keeper parrying to McKnight’s feet and he poked home a third goal.
The win sets up a home tie in round one against Tandragee Rovers with the game to be played midweek at the end of August.
Before that there is an eagerly awaited league game against Seapatrick at Havelock Park this Tuesday evening with kick off at 6.30pm.
This Saturday, 24th August, will see Banbridge Rangers travel to play Fivemiletown United. There will be a bus leaving the Coach Car Park at 11am on Saturday morning and setting off for the Valley Stadium where Rangers came out on the wrong side of a nine goal thriller last season.
To book your space on the bus inform a member of the committee during the week.