Holders Cliftonville crash out of the NI League Cup

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Lurgan Blues goalscorer Andy McGrory

Coleraine meanwhile beat the DB Premiership champions Crusaders in a penalty shootout

Holders Cliftonville are out of the Northern Ireland League Cup on a dramatic night in the competition.

The winners for the past four years lost 3-2 after extra-time in their quarter-final against Glenavon at Mourneview Park. 

Andy McGrory scored twice for the Lurgan Blues.

Coleraine beat Crusaders 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out at the Showgrounds.

Lyndon Kane hit the sudden death, spot kick winner after extra-time ended one-each.

The full-back had missed a decisive penalty against the Crues in a recent league game.

Ballymena United are also through after a 2-0 victory away to 10-man Warrenpoint Town.

The Championship club had Liam Bagnall sent off in the first half.

The other quarter-final tie also ended 2-0 - Carrick Rangers with a home win against Dungannon Swifts.

The draw for the semi-finals on December 13th will be made this Saturday.

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