Down maintained their five goals a game average in Senior Two this season with another highly impressive performance last weekend.

The Malone Park side were also able to afford the luxury of a missed penalty stroke in a game they dominated from start to finish and one in which they could easily have scored eight or nine goals.

Sinclair White, who has been a revelation for Down this year, weighed in with a double, with the remaining goals scored by Stephen Ferguson, Gavin Ringland and Chris Taylor.

Down have made a superb start to the season, scoring an incredible 51 goals in all league and cup competitions.

Missing skipper, Jeremy McCready and Aaron Minnis for the trip to Omagh, the visitors were simply too strong for the home side which finds itself propping up the league after a poor start to the season.

Down again opted to go with three at the back, with Jareth McCready replacing his brother in defence, alongside Chris Lennon and Alasdair Duff. The system allows White, Ringland, Ferguson and Paul Tate to drive forward, supplying ammunition for Mark Elliott, who was unlucky not to score last weekend, Ashley Gibson and Taylor.

Omagh 'keeper, Bobbie Hawkes, was again in top form and early on denied both White and Taylor with diving saves from short corners, but White eventually got the better of him in the 12th minute.

Instead of driving a penalty corner shot, he out-foxed Hawkes by flicking the ball which found its way into the net.

Five minutes later, Down went 2-0 ahead as a result of some clever thinking. White rolled a free into the penalty area for Ferguson to crash home an unstoppable shot which the unsighted Hawkes could do nothing about.

White then had to hold his head in his hands as his goal-bound shot was cleared off the line. Gibson was also unlucky not to score, but his intricate link-up play with Elliott was one of the features of the day.

Omagh only managed one shot on goal during the opening 35 minutes which was saved by Down's 'keeper at his near post.

The second half was less than a minute old when Ringland, who has been given a new lease of life in midfield, scored with a rasping shot. Receiving the ball with his back to goal, he swivelled on a six pence to crash an unstoppable shot past Hawkes.

It was all one-way traffic at this stage and Down were in complete control. The only blip came when McCready uncharacteristically drove a free hit across the pitch which was intercepted by an Omagh player who drove goalwards and after drawing the 'keeper slipped the ball to an unmarked forward.

But Down came straight back at the home side and Taylor made it 4-1 with a typically opportunist strike. White then drilled home an unstoppable short corner strike to make it 5-1.

Down were awarded a penalty stroke when an Omagh player stopped the ball illegally, but Gibson's effort was well-saved by Hawkes.

The Malone Park side is firing on all cylinders this season and while there is still a long way to go, Down's players are looking forward to this weekend's trip to Dublin to face Fingal seconds in the Irish Junior Cup.

A win would secure a place in the quarter-final stages of a competition the club last won in the 1945/46 season. Jeremy McCready and Minnis are expected to return this weekend, but Elliott is unavailable.