Enniskillen Rangers 5 St. Teresa's 0

Four goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second half propelled holders Enniskillen Rangers into the last 32 of the Irish Junior Cup as the Ball Range side target an unprecedented third successive Junior accolade for a local club.

0-0 at the break, Rangers manager Michael Kerr felt his charges responded well to what had been asked off them at half-time.

"I suppose in the first half there was too much sideways passing and not enough forward passing which allowed St. Teresa's to get men behind the ball. We talked about it at half-time, we made a couple of changes and it was pleasing that the boys listened and the first two goals certainly came from better play," revealed Kerr.

"To be honest, we would have taken 5-0 and a place in the last 32 before kick off, so we are pleased but we know that we have a lot to improve on and that it what we will work on. Some of our finishing and decision making in the final third after we scored was a bit lazy. But we are in the hat and that is all that matters, hopefully we can get another home draw."

Rangers dominated the game from start to finish as the Belfast visitors lacked any cutting edge up front and rarely threatened.

That said, St. Teresa's never stopped trying to play football out from the back and the game remained deadlocked at the break.

However, Rangers scored within 30 seconds of the restart through James Turley and never looked back thereafter as Jason Keenan hit a hat-trick and substitute Mark Cutler slotted home to seal a comfortable win.

The game started pretty much as it was to proceed for the entire 90 minutes with Rangers in control of possession and trying to breakdown the St. Teresa's rearguard. Chances were few and far between in the opening 25 minutes before Rangers did create a bit of a flurry of efforts.

Keenan did well to win the ball back and passed to Christopher Currie who lifted the ball over to Willie Burleigh whose cross was back heeled towards the goal by Turley but agonisingly rolled against the post before being cleared.

Minutes later a Turley corner was flicked on by Currie but rebounded off a Belfast defender and into the hands of Daniel Collins in the St. Teresa's goal.

Ciaran Smith then had a good 25 yard drive tipped around the post while Richard Johnston also had shot from distance saved before a fine last ditch tackle denied Michael Simpson as he broke into the box.

0-0 at the break, the visitors would have been happy with their lot albeit they never looked like threatening at the other end but any second half gameplan went out the window within 30 seconds.

Rangers manager Michael Kerr made a double switch, bringing on David Crozier and Mark Cutler for Stephen Chambers and Chris Currie respectively and the home side started with more intent. A direct ball from Richard Johnston was nodded down by William Burleigh into the path of Turley who slotted home from ten yards.

It was 2-0 soon after as Simpson played in Conor Watson who squared the ball low to Jason Keenan who fired home from close range.

Cutler then made it 3-0 as he raced through the right channel and fired home from the edge of the box before it was four goals in ten minutes with the best move of the game.

Substitutes Cutler and Crozier combined down the right with the latter pulling the ball back to Keenan who hammered a fine effort into the roof of the net.

The game was well and truly put to bed and Rangers dominated to the finish and had chances to add to their tally with Keenan, Johnston and Cutler all missing from inside the box in one frantic period of play before Keenan completed his hat-trick.

Watson broke down the left and cut in onto his right foot before shooting but his effort was superbly tipped onto the bar by Collins but the rebound fell to Keenan who slotted home unmarked as Rangers booked their place in round four at the start of January.

Rangers travel to Strathroy this week and Kerr is expecting a tougher game.

"It's always a tough game against Strathroy and they are on a bit of a run at the moment, but we are looking forward to the game on the 3G, it should be a good game," concluded Kerr.