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# Candystripes
Timlin on the double as rampant Derry enjoy trip to Galway
The Tribesemen were well beaten by the visitors tonight.

Galway United 0

Derry City 4

MARK TIMLIN BAGGED a brace for Derry City on an evening of misery for Galway United, who were destroyed by the clinical Candystripes.

Peter Hutton’s rapidly improving team were far too classy for Galway as the Tribesmen were comprehensively defeated by the visitors.

Derry came close to taking the lead during a grim first half in the 26th minute, but Galway custodian Ger Hanley made a fine save to deny Ryan McBride.

Then three minutes before the break a Mark Timlin free kick caused panic in the Galway area, but Rob Cornwall headed over.

The Candystripes were dictating the pace and pattern of the game and Philip Lowry drilled a 51st minute shot wide from an acute angle.

But Derry rattled the Galway net on 52 as Timlin released substitute Ciaran O’Connor, who provided an opportunistic finish.

On the hour mark Derry added a second when Timlin converted a penalty following a Cormac Raftery foul on Dean Jarvis.

Timlin scored again on 63 as the promising O’Connor turned provider for a very much in form Derry side.

Jake Keegan was denied by the woodwork in the 83rd minute before Stephen Dooley decorated an encouraging Derry victory in the last minute.

Galway United: Ger Hanley; Cormac Raftery, Killian Cantwell, Samuel Oji, Colm Horgan; Gary Shanahan, Alex Byrne (Aran McConnell, 90), David O’Leary (Paul Sinnott, 82), Jason Molloy; Jake Keegan, Stephen Walsh.

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Derry City: Ger Doherty; Rob Cornwall, Ryan McBride, Aaron Barry; Stephen Dooley, Philip Lowry, Conor McCormack, Barry McNamee, Dean Jarvis (Mark Quigley, 84); Mark Timlin, Patrick McEleney (Ciaran O’Connor, 21, Ryan Curran, 72).

Referee: Anthony Buttimer (Cork).

Originally published at 21.50

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