Derry City 6 Monaghan United 1
Liam Coyle, Padraig Moran and Jamie Hughes hit a brace each as Derry romped to their biggest win of the season.
Liam Coyle returned from illness to open the scoring with a cheeky back-heel on five minutes and Derry never looked back.
Padraig Moran then added two more before the break to end his seven match barren spell.
Coyle added the fourth with a header seven minutes into the second half.
Sub Hughes then got the fifth with a simple tap-in on the hour.
Monaghan's consolation came from sub Andy McConville on 82 minutes but Derry had the final say when Hughes fired home his second a minute later.