Derry City 2 Bohemians 0
City recorded their first home win since May 21st, with goals in either half from Murphy and McLaughlin proving too much for the travelling Gypsies. The victory sees City leapfrog tonight’s opposition into fifth place, ahead of Monday’s trip to Bray.
The first twenty minutes of the contest were evenly balanced, with a McBride shot, the best chance. City hit the front ebfore the half hour mark when McNulty spilled a corner, presenting to Murphy who finished well. This was a striker first goal for his new club and there was apalpable relief around the Brandywell, which has seen only 8 goals for the Candsytripes all season prior to this evening.
The goal seemed to inspire confidence in the home team, who were unlucky not to double their advantage when Morrison’s shot was deflected over. City continued to dominate possession and their football on display brought vocal approval from the home support.
Simon Madden and Morrison were posing a tremendous threat down the right hand side for the home side, and Madden delivered a number of superb crosses which no striker was able to get on the end of. Carr had a decent chance for the visitors at the start of the second period but his touch let him down, allowed Doherty to smother the ball. McMillen had the best chance for Bohs but his header was cleared off the line by Doherty.
The result was confirmed five minutes from time when Molloy released McLaughlin who fired past McNulty. City travel to Bray on Monday night with renewed vigour.