Derry's Patterson nets brace to sink Bray
Bray Wanderers 0 3 Derry City
Derry earned their first away win this season under new boss Kenny Shiels as bottom of the table Bray remain pointless after three games.
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.