CILLIAN MORRISON and Barry McNamee were both on the scoresheet for Derry City in their 3-0 FAI Cup third round win over Drogheda United at the Brandywell tonight.
Letterkenny native Morrison (pictured above) gave a man of the match performance and in doing so netted his first goal for Peter Hutton’s side.
Morrison set up Patrick McEleney to head City into an 18th minute lead. Then, in the 67th minute McEleney’s free fell the way of Morrison, formerly of Cork City and UCD, to add a second.
A minute later, McNamee, who is from Ramelton, was on hand to make it 3-0 and all but confirm Derry’s passage to the last eight of the competition.
Mark Timlin from Buncrana was part of Hutton’s starting XI and was replaced by Ronan Curtis from St Johnston on 76 minutes. Shaun Patton from Letterkenny, Newtowncunningham native Seamus Sharkey and George Kelly, from Burt, were unused substitutes.
Meanwhile, Johnny Dunleavy’s Cork City also progressed to the quarter-finals with a 4-0 hammering of last year’s winners, St Patrick’s Athletic. Garry Buckley scored twice, while Mark O’Sullivan and Billy Dennehy were also on the mark for John Caufield’s team.
Dunleavy, from Ballybofey, missed the encounter having picked up a broken cheekbone last week.