A disasterous day for the Mallards who felt Linfield's wrath to conclude a tough week.
The Blues raced into a three goal half time lead, however the third was hotly disputed with Richard Brush crushed against the post which resulted in a melee. Joshua Robinson was shown a straight red card as a result.
That didn't deter Linfield however who added a further three in the second half.
Things get no easier unfortunately with Glenavon and Cliftonville on the horizon, but we'll regroup and go again.
The bottom of the table remains as is with defeats for the bottom four.