Bray Wanderers 0-4 Derry City

Bray Wanderers vs Derry City: Rory Patterson
Bray Wanderers vs Derry City: Rory Patterson

Derry City beat Bray Wanderers 4-0 at the Carlisle Grounds on Friday evening.

Goals from Stewart Greacen, Rory McDaid and two from Rory Patterson ensured that the Candy Stripes emerged from the seaside venue with all three points intact.

Derry beat Bohemians 1-0 at the Brandywell last week and although the 2012 League of Ireland campaign is only two games old the Candy Stripes are now top of the league. The have also yet to concede a goal in the league.

Declan Devine said after the game that he was delighted with the result and with how his players performed.

“We posed the question to the players after Monday night in Windsor Park. Can we up it a wee bit, can we get more out of them, can we work a bit harder?

“And we did that on Friday. We earned the right to go in 3-0 ahead at half-time.

“For the first time our quality was a wee bit better than what it has been in previous games and we moved the ball better – showing that technically we’re not too bad,” he said.

Next up for Devine’s men is Shelbourne at Tolka Park next Friday night.

Bray Wanderers: Quigley; Doyle, Massey, Sweeney (Kelly half time), Houston, Hanlon, O’Connor, Zambra, Knight (Kane 34 mins); Byrne (Bolger 84), Waters.

Derry City: Doherty, Madden, Greacen, Shane McEleney, McCaffery; McDaid (Morrison 77), Higgins, Molloy, McLaughlin (Curran 77), Patrick McEleney (Farren 68), Patterson

Referee: Mr. A Buttimer (Limerick)