Derry City 4-0 Bohemians

City continued their free-scoring form in the league with an empathic 4-0 win over Bohemians, at the Brandywell.

In-form duo Rory Patterson and Michael Duffy kept out their goalscoring run, by grabbing a brace apiece.

Some super defending by Barry Molloy on five minutes denied Dinny Corcoran a certain goal, when the City skipper sliding challenging blocked Stephen Beattie's delivery.

Minutes later a Danny Venttre centre from the right found Rory Patterson inside the box but his shot was saved by Bohs keeper Dean Delaney.

The woodwork came to the home side's rescue on 10 minutes when Kevin Devaney's right wing centre was nearly turned into his own net by Molloy, but his sliced clearance came back off the post.

Peter Hutton's side took the lead on 23 minutes after Rory Patterson blasted home his 14th goal of the season, after Stephen Dooley's knock down had picked out the striker.

City doubled their advantage just before the half-hour mark in super fashion as Barry McNamee skipped through a few challenges before passing to Michael Duffy and he gleefully tucked the ball home past Delaney from just inside the box.

Duffy, who celebrated his birthday this week, netted his second of the game on 44 minutes this time the winger cut inside from the left before firing low past Delaney.

Just before the hour mark the home side thought they had added a fourth but Barry Molloy's tap-in was rightfully disallowed for offside.

Derry did score a fourth on 68 minutes this time they went straight at the Bohs back-line again with Philip Lowry's clever pass picking out an unmarked Patterson and the striker gave Delaney no chance firing home from just inside the box.

Derry City: Doherty, Ventre, McBride, Barry, Timlin; Dooley (Tracey 75), Molloy, B McNamee, Duffy; P McEleney (Lowry 41); Patterson (Curran 70).

Bohemians: Delaney, Pender, Lopes, Price, Corcoran (J Byrne 60), Warren (Mulcahy 75), Kavanagh, D Byrne, Devaney, Murphy, Beattie. Subs: Memory, Moore, McEvoy, Buckley, Shanahan.

Referee: Mr Ben Connolly (Dublin).