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Hale has the golden touch as Derry hit a high five once again

Derry City 5 Bray Wanderers 1

By Eoin Wilson

Ten-man Derry City picked up a 5-1 win over Bray Wanderers.

It is now six points and 10 goals in the space of four days.

The Candystripes took the lead in the first half, Nicky Low's shot deflected in by Rory Patterson. Derry forced a number of corners early in the second half, but their inability to reorganise cost them dearly as Bray's Darragh Noone raced clear on 55 minutes and was brought down by Low, who was sent off.

But Ronan Curtis took advantage of a mistake to score, before Ben Doherty was wiped out in the penalty area and Aaron McEneff made it 3-0. It was 4-0 on 73 minutes when Ronan Hale hit his fifth goal in three games.

Bray did manage to get on the scoresheet through Sean Heaney.

Derry then made it five for the second game running as substitute David Hopkirk netted.

Derry City: Doherty, Toal, Cole, Doyle, McDermott, McEneff, Low, Rory Hale (Hopkirk 86), Ronan Hale, Curtis, Patterson (Doherty 59).

Bray Wanderers: Dillon, Douglas, Lynch, Heaney, O'Connor, Galvin (Kelly 72), Sullivan, Greene (Ger Pender 86'), McKenna, Coughlan (Kelly 76), Noone.

Referee: Damien McGraith.

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