Saturday 1 October 2016

Patterson double sinks Bray

Bray Wanderers 0 Derry City 3

Published 15/03/2016 | 02:30

Derry's Rory Patterson celebrates his second goal, and his side's third, with team-mate Keith Ward. Picture credit: David Fitzgerald / SPORTSFILE
Derry's Rory Patterson celebrates his second goal, and his side's third, with team-mate Keith Ward. Picture credit: David Fitzgerald / SPORTSFILE
Rory Patterson is tackled by Bray's Alan McNally. Picture credit: David Fitzgerald / SPORTSFILE
Aaron Barry celebrates after putting Derry City in the lead. 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.

Bray W - Cherrie; Douglas, Finnegan, McNally, Marks (Murphy 70); Byrne, Brennan, Salmon (Pender 70), Creevy, Moore (Connolly 87); Lewis.

Derry City - Doherty; Vemmelund, McBride, Barry, Jarvis (McClean 90 +3); McGlynn (McEneff 79), McCormack (Ward 89), Monaghan, Curtis; McNamee; Patterson.

Ref - R Harvey (Dublin)

Irish Independent

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