Tuesday 17 October 2017

Derry City progress to third round

Edenderry Town 0-3 Derry City

27 June 2014; Michael Duffy, Derry City, celebrates with Mark Timlin and Rory Patterson, right, after scoring his side's second goal. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Derry City v Dundalk, Brandywell, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
27 June 2014; Michael Duffy, Derry City, celebrates with Mark Timlin and Rory Patterson, right, after scoring his side's second goal. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Derry City v Dundalk, Brandywell, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
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Derry City eased into the third round with a comfortable victory.

The visitors dominated throughout and should have won by a bigger margin, even though they never got out of second gear.

City missed a glorious chance to take an 18th-minute lead - Josh Daniels' penalty, after he was brought down inside the box, was saved by superbly by Eddie McDonald.

The deadlock was broken on 39 minutes in super fashion when Mark Timlin, who was upended on the edge of the box, dusted himself down and fired a free-kick home.

The visitors made a change at the break, with Ryan Curran replacing Cillian Morrison, and he added Derry's second goal.

A slick move on 51 minute saw Seanan Clucas, Timlin and Barry McNamee waltz through the Town defence, before Curran side-footed the ball in from close range.

Just after the hour, a through-ball by Patrick McEleney released Timlin, who after rounding McDonald, was denied by a last-ditch tackle by Town captain Derek Foran.

Derry added a third late on when substitute Sean Houston slotted home after good work from Timlin.

Edenderry town - McDonald, Se Doyle, St Doyle, Foran, A Doyle, McDonnell, Hanlon, Cullen, Moore (Donaghue 75), O'Neill (A Farrell 69), Farrell.

Derry City - Doherty, Kelly, S McEleney, Barry, Jarvis; Daniels (Houston 69), Clucas, McNamee (Harkin 83), Timlin; P McEleney; Morrison (Curran h-t).

Ref - A Mullally.

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