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Patterson hat-trick as Derry City make it look easy

By Eoin Wilson

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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