Five star Rovers win on opening night

Sligo Rovers were 5-0 winners against Glentoran on Monday in the Setanta Cup quarter-final first leg match in The Showgrounds.

Lee Lynch scored a double while Anthony Elding and Evan McMillan notched their first goals for the club on their debut. Ryan Connolly also netted for Rovers for the first time.

The Bit o' Red came alive inside two minutes with Lynch receiving the ball on the back of a tremendous knockdown by Elding to volley home inside two minutes.

Elding doubled the lead as he rose highest to head home Lynch's cross on 20 minutes.

Joseph Ndo fed David Cawley to pick out Connolly for a third goal, and Elding then found Lynch to make it 4-0.

Rovers make it five early in the second half - Joseph Ndo's cross picked out McMillan to rise highest and head into the corner of the net.

5-0 to Rovers was how it stayed and the second leg is next week in the Oval on Monday night,

Sligo Rovers: Gary Rogers; Alan Keane, Gavin Peers (c), Evan McMillan, Ross Gaynor; Lee Lynch, David Cawley, Joseph Ndo (Pascal Millien 62'), Aaron Greene (Liam Martin '72), Ryan Connolly; Anthony Elding (Raffaele Cretaro 62')

Subs Not Used: Adam Murphy, Jeff Henderson, Iarfhlaith Davoren, Adam Murphy, Marty Owens

Glentoran: Elliott Morris; Colin Nixon, Kevin Bradley, Calum Birney, Jason Hill; Jim O'Hanlon, Martin Murray (Daniel Burns 75'), John McGuigan, Steven McAlorum, Jim Callacher (Richard Clarke 68'); Karl McComb (Andrew Waterworth 58').

Subs Not Used: Aaron Hogg

Referee: Ray Crangle.

Attendance: 1,235