Derry City earn welcome win over Longford Town

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Struggling Derry City got a morale boosting win with an important 3-0 success over Longford Town at the Brandywell.

City produced their best first half performance in months as they led 2-0 at the interval thanks to a Pat O'Sullivan own goal goal on nine minutes and a Mark Timlin shot on 20 minutes.

City could well have led by more at the break with the impressive Stephen Dooley squandering a good chance late in the half.

Peter Hutton's men sealed the points on 75 minutes when Timlin got his second and Derry's third who fired past Paul Hunt.