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Thursday 18 September 2014

Patterson hat-trick as Derry City make it look easy

Rory Patterson has been backed by boss Declan Devine to continue his hot streak after netting a hat-trick against UCD
Rory Patterson has been backed by boss Declan Devine to continue his hot streak after netting a hat-trick against UCD

Derry City will face Shaktar Soligork in the next qualifying round of the Europa League after they cruised past Welsh minnows Aberystwyth last night.

Holding a 4-0 lead from the first leg, the Candy Stripes were always expected to progress and they re-emphasised their superiority over the hosts to secure a very comfortable victory.

Aberystwyth's early enthusiasm was destroyed within the first 15 minutes as Derry City ended the tie with two goals in three minutes.

Michael Duffy scored first with a header from close range which was followed by a strike from Barry McNamee. Rory Patterson then got a third later in the game before going on to score two more to claim his hat-trick which was completed with an 85th minute penalty.

Aberystwyth: Phil Draper, Cieadn Davies (Sion James 86'), Antonio Corbisiero, Stuart Jones, Thomas Ateyo, Geoff Kellaway, Luke Sherbon (Rhydian Davies 86'), Mark Jones, Chris Venables, Craig Williams, Bari Morgan.

Derry CITY: Gerard Doherty, Aaron Barry, Cliff Byrne, Ryan McBride, Dean Jarvis, Michael Duffy, Barry Molloy (Shane McEleney 68') , Barry McNamee, Mark Timlin, Patrick McEleney (Philip Lowry , Rory Patterson.

Referee: Jerome Efong Nzolo (Belgium)

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