Free-flowing Derry put four past Bohs to delight Hutton
DERRY CITY 4 BOHEMIANS 0
DERRY City manager Peter Hutton celebrated his new contract by watching his side produce a free-flowing display to see off Bohemians.
City took the lead on 23 minutes as Stephen Dooley's lay-off inside the Bohs' penalty box fell to Rory Patterson and he made no mistake, blasting the ball high into the net from 12 yards.
Seven minutes later, Derry added a second when Michael Duffy placed the ball home from just inside the box after Barry McNamee's run and pass had created the opening.
The home side added a third right on the stroke of half-time. This time, Barry Molloy's pass found Mark Timlin who in turn fed Duffy, and the winger cut inside from the left before drilling the ball low past Delaney.
City added a fourth in sublime fashion on 68 minutes when a five-man move ended with Philip Lowry's pass finding Patterson on the left hand side of the box and he made no mistake.
Derry City – Doherty, Ventre, McBride, Barry, Timlin; Dooley (Tracey 75), Molloy, B McNamee, Duffy; P McEleney (Lowry 41); Patterson (Curran 70).
Bohemians – Delaney, Pender, Lopes, Price, Corcoran (J Byrne 60), Warren (Mulcahy 75), Kavanagh, D Byrne, Devaney, Murphy, Beattie.
Ref – B Connolly (Dublin).