McKenna Cup: Derry 1-13 0-6 UUJ

Brian McIver
Derry manager Brian McIver

Brian McIver clinched his first win as Derry manager with a 1-13 to 0-6 McKenna Cup Section C success over UUJ at Celtic Park on Saturday night.

The teams traded points early on but Derry led 1-6 to 0-3 at the break thanks to a goal by debutant Ciaran McFaul on the stroke of half-time.

The Oak Leafers extended their lead in the second half with substitute Lee Kennedy among the point scorers.

Enda Lynn and McFaul were also to the fore as Derry ran out 10-point winners.

Eoin Bradley scored the first point of the match, but UUJ replied soon after and an Aaron Devlin point on 19 minutes made it 0-2 apiece.

A Conor McAtamney point edged the home side in front again and further points from Bradley and James Kielt (2) ensured that Derry took control.

Kennedy made an impact after replacing Bradley at the interval.

Derry started the second half brightly and were 1-10 to 0-4 ahead after 46 minutes.

UUJ, who have lost both of their fixtures, face a daunting trip to Healy Park to play Tyrone on Wednesday night, while Derry entertain Antrim.

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