Saturday 1 October 2016

Derry's Patterson nets brace to sink Bray

Bray Wanderers 0 3 Derry City

Published 14/03/2016 | 22:33

14 March 2016; Rory Patterson, Derry City, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal with team-mate Niclas Vemmelund. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Bray Wanderers v Derry City, Carlisle Grounds, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture credit: David Fitzgerald / SPORTSFILE
14 March 2016; Rory Patterson, Derry City, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal with team-mate Niclas Vemmelund. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Bray Wanderers v Derry City, Carlisle Grounds, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture credit: David Fitzgerald / SPORTSFILE

Derry earned their first away win this season under new boss Kenny Shiels as bottom of the table Bray remain pointless after three games.

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Wicklow native Aaron Barry’s goal and a second-half double by former Northern Ireland international striker Rory Patterson sealed the points at the Carlisle Grounds.

Barry McNamee floated a deep sixth-minute free-kick which was met by Patterson’s driven volley. Seagulls ’keeper Peter Cherrie made a fine save down low. But McNamee gathered and dinked a cross for Barry to steer in a close-range header.

Candystripes striker Patterson made it 2-0 with 19 minutes remaining. After Harry Monaghan’s burst, he passed to the forward to register his second score of the campaign from 15 yards.

The third goal arrived in stoppage time. Chasing a ball on the left, Patterson outmuscled Paul Finnegan. He evaded Cherrie’s dive and stroked into an empty net from 12 yards.

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