City through to next round after Bluebell test

Picture Margaret McLaughlin �
Picture Margaret McLaughlin �

Goals from Rory Patterson and Barry McNamee gave an unconvincing Derry City FAI Cup victory over Leinster league side Bluebell United last night at the Brandywell.

Five times Cup winners Derry struggled past their less illustrious opposition. Patterson scored his 22nd goal of the season on36 minutes, before McNamee added a second on 83.

In added times, Bluebell pulled one back through Peter Sherlock.

Cup holders Derry now face Sligo Rovers in the next round.