BUNCRANA native Mark Timlin helped Derry City to a first win in 12 games with two goals in the 3-0 win over Longford Town at the Brandywell tonight.
The 20-year-old striker put Peter Hutton’s side 2-0 up on the midlanders, with his seventh goal of the season on 20 minutes. Derry had gone one up on seven minutes when Pat Sullivan was unfortunate to put a Patrick McEleney flick on past his own goalkeeper Paul Hunt.
Timlin, who joined Derry from Buncrana Hearts, played a give and go with Stephen Dooley before scoring spectacularly. Then, 15 minutes from time, Timlin struck again when he shot under Hunt for 3-0.
Ramelton native Barry McNamee was in midfield for Derry, while Letterkenny duo Cillian Morrison and Shaun Patton were joined on the substitutes’ bench by Seamus Sharkey from Newtowncunningham and St Johnston’s Ronan Curtis.
Morrison came on as a 79th minute replacement for Patrick McEleney, while Curtis was introduced a minute from time for Dooley.
The win means Derry remain third from bottom in the top flight but are a comfortable 13 points clear of Limerick FC.