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Ryan Byrne/INPHO Mark Timlin scored Derry City's second goal at Jackman Park.
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There was hardly anyone in Jackman Park tonight to watch Limerick v Derry City
Goals from Barry McNamee and Mark Timlin secured the three points for Peter Hutton’s men.

Limerick 0

Derry City 2

DERRY CITY RAN ran out comfortable winners against basement side Limerick at Jackman Park on Monday night.

Goals from Barry McNamee and Mark Timlin secured the three points for Peter Hutton’s men in a drab affair in front of just 354 spectators.

In what was a lively opening few minutes, both sides had their own opportunities to take the initiative but it was the visitors that eventually took it after 25 minutes through McNamee.

Conor O’Donnell’s clearance fell straight to Philip Lowry in midfield. The midfielder had Patrick McEleney in support. In a two-v-one situation, Lowry picked out McEleney’s run before the nifty forward took a touch past O’Donnell and was fouled in the process.

McNamee stepped up to take the spot kick and slotted calmly past O’Donnell – sending him the wrong way.

Derry’s advantage was doubled just seconds before the break. Timlin was in space down the right hand side. He was picked out, then looked up, cut inside and unleashed a well-placed effort across goal and past O’Donnell.

Those two goals were enough to breeze past a poor Limerick side on the night, whose best chance fell to Kieran Hanlon deep into stoppage time at the end of the second half.

LIMERICK: Conor O’Donnell; Sean Harding, Aidan Price, Robbie Williams (Tony Whitehead, 91), Shane Tracy (Kieran Hanlon, 73); Jason Hughes (Ian Turner, 73), Shane Duggan, Paul O’Conor, Sean Russell; Vinny Faherty, Dean Clarke.

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DERRY CITY: Ger Doherty; Seamus Sharkey (Ryan Curran, 76), Shane McEleney, Aaron Barry, Dean Jarvis; Philip Lowry, Seanan Clucas; Mark Timlin, Barry McNamee, Sean Houston; Patrick McEleney (Nathan Boyle, 94).

Man of the match: Mark Timlin (Derry City)

Referee: Derek Tomney (Dublin)

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