In manage at some stage in the competition, Derry hit the front on 18 minutes whilst Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe headed in his first goal for the club. Eoghan Stokes doubled the lead earlier than Gerardo Bruna rounded off the scoring quickly after the hour mark. The Candystripes ended a six 12 months trophy drought by beating Cobh Ramblers to raise the trophy in September. Derry boss Declan Devine made numerous changes from the facet that defeated Sligo Rovers ultimate Friday with a congested fixture listing ahead.
Jamie McDonagh turned into one of those to return to the starting line-up, having missed the closing four video games via suspension. It changed into the Northern Ireland Under-21, who delivered the cross for loanee Ogedi-Uzokwe to nod domestic. First Division aspect Longford spoke back brightly to going in the back of, but rarely stricken goalkeeper Nathan Gartside and shortly discovered themselves two down through Stokes’ long-range power. Stokes turned into yet again afforded an excessive amount of area within the second 1/2. While his speculative effort changed into spilled via Jack Menton, Bruna becomes handy to turn within the rebound and register his intention for the reason of arriving at the Brandywell along with Stokes in February. The Candystripes go back to league duty towards Finn Harps on Friday, having made a advantageous beginning in Devine’s 2nd tenure at the helm of the facet.