League of Ireland: Bray Wanderers 0-3 Derry City

Aaron Barry scored the second goal of his Derry City career
Aaron Barry scored the second goal of his Derry City career

Aaron Barry got an early opener and Rory Patterson scored twice as Derry City beat Bray Wanderers to secure back-to-back Premier Division wins.

Defender Barry, who had a spell with Sheffield United, got on the end of Barry McNamee's cross to nod past Peter Cherrie in the seventh minute.

Striker Rory Patterson, back for a second spell with City, shot in for 2-0 on 72 minutes.

The much-travelled Patterson rounded Cherrie for the third in stoppage-time.

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Kenny Shiels pleased after Derry City's 3-0 win over Bray Wanderers

The win leaves Kenny Shiels' Derry on six points from three matches.

Former Kilmarnock boss Shiels will be delighted with that tally having started his Brandywell reign with a 1-0 defeat by derby rivals Finn Harps.

Rory Patterson added to his tally of career goals for Derry with two in City's 3-0 win at Bray Wanderers
Rory Patterson added to his tally of career goals for Derry with two in City's 3-0 win at Bray Wanderers

The opening goal came after former Plymouth Argyle front man Patterson had seen his volley palmed out by keeper Cherrie.

McNamee curled the ball back into the danger area and 23-year-old Barry got his head on it at the near post.

Patterson, who had a goal ruled out for offside early in the match, made it 2-0 after being set up by midfielder Harry Monaghan, one of Shiels' first signings at the Brandywell.

In stoppage-time Patterson got the better of defender Paul Finnegan to slot in the third for the Candystripes.

SSE Airtricity Premier Division
Bray Wanderers0-3Derry City
Cork City6-0Longford Town
Finn Harps0-1Shamrock Rovers
Sligo Rovers1-1Galway United
St Patrick's Athletic3-0Bohemians
Wexford Youths1-2Dundalk

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