Comber Rec defeated Derry City in a shoot-out to reach the quarter-finals, while Carnmoney gave Cliftonville a scare before bowing out 4-3.
Electric Ireland Womens Challenge Cup 2nd Round – 3 June
Ballymena United Allstars 7-0 Ballymacash
Cliftonville 4-3 Carnmoney
Comber Rec 1-1(aet) Derry City (Comber Rec won on penalties)
Downpatrick 0-13 Linfield
Lisburn H/W Portadown
Lurgan Town 1-6 Sion Swifts
PSNI A/W Glentoran
St. James’ Swifts P-P Crusaders Strikers
Premiership newcomers Comber Rec eliminated fellow top-flight team Derry City 3-2 in a shoot-out after their tie finished goalless in 90 minutes and 1-1 after the extra half-hour, during which the hosts also scored from the spot.
A dramatic first 30 minutes saw Cliftonville lead underdogs Carnmoney 3-2 and although the Premiership side extended their lead through Leontia McVarnocks , the visitors got a third goal and were denied a fourth by the post.
Linfield led 5-0 at the interval away to Downpatrick, adding eight second-half goals and four of those in the first four minutes after the restart. Kirsty McGuinness hit a hat-trick but was outdone by sister Caitlin McGuinness who scored four.
Ballymena United Allstars were also five up at the break against Ballymacash but netted a more modest brace in the second 45.
Sion Swifts sunk Lurgan Town 6-1 with Lauren Brennan twice on target.