CRUSADERS blasted their way into the quarter-finals with this four goal thumping of Glenavon at Mourneview Park.
The Crues came close inside the opening minute through David Rainey after 'keeper Davy O'Hare had dropped a Stephen McBride corner.
But Chris Morrow did open the scoring for the visitors after half-an-hour with a right-foot finish from the edge of the area after David McMaster had played the ball into his path.
John Convery might have levelled for Glenavon five minutes later only to head over despite being well placed from a Kyle Neill free-kick.
And on 50 minutes Tony Grant came close for Gary Hamilton's side but he could only head onto the roof of the net.
However, Crusaders doubled their lead on 68 minutes with Morrow's second of the game, a superb header into the top corner from a David Magowan free-kick.
Rainey secured a place in the last eight for the Crues with four minutes remaining after his low effort took a deflection off Mark Turkington and past O'Hare before Jordan Owens completed the rout two minutes into stoppage time.
Glenavon: O'Hare, Neill, Jay Magee, McCaul, Hagan, Doherty, Turkington, Mitchell, Convery, McCann, Grant subs Coleman (not used), Miskimmin (replaced Mitchell 62), Shannon (replaced Doherty 62), Rooney (replaced McCann 75), Cherry (not used)
Crusaders: O'Neill, Magowan, McBride, Leeman, Coates, Watson, Morrow, McMaster, Dallas, Adamson, Rainey subs Caddell (replaced Watson 35), McCann (not used), Owens (replaced Adamson 70), Snoddy (replaced McMaster 58), Gibson (not used)
- John Convery and Timmy Adamson (Picture: Stephen Hamilton/PressEye.com)