City travel to Ballybofey this evening for the EA Sports Cup tie against Finn Harps looking to build on Friday night’s victory over Drogheda. However Declan Devine will have to use the full depth of his squad as a combination of injuries and suspension combine to deny him the services of many front line players. [Read more...]
Drogheda United 2 Derry City 3
City came away from United Park with all three points this evening with four goals in the second half. Match report from Extratime.ie.
Drogheda United v Derry City, United Park, 7.45PM
City travel to Louth tomorrow in the hope of putting two successive losses behind them and to re-establish the form which saw them rise to the upper elechons of the league table. However it won’t be easy against a Drogheda side still smarting from last week’s defeat in the Setanta Sports Cup final, 7-1 at the hands of Shamrock Rovers.
Derry City 2 U.C.D 4
An action packed second half for those in attendance at Brandywell with six goals in the forty five minutes, but four of them were for the visitors.
Derry City v U.C.D, Brandywell, Friday 7.45pm
After seeing his side slump to a 3-0 defeat in Sligo on Monday, City boss Declan Devine is hoping that his side can pick themselves up at home to Martin Russell’s U.C.D tomorrow and claim all three points. The manager can welcome back one of his long term injury victims, Stewart Greacen, who is likely to be pressed into immediate action in the back four.
Derry City 2(Griffin 86, Patterson 88) Limerick 1(Folan 28)
City fans leaving the Brandywell last night may have had broad smiles but many were shaking their heads as to how the Candystripes managed to grab a win. Limerick held onto their lead for their guts of an hour but then in a space of five minutes saw their three points crumble away to nothing after later strikes by Griffin and Patterson.
Derry City v Limerick
City host Premier Division new boys Limerick tomorrow night as they look to finish the first series of games in the 2013 season on a high. The Candystripes haven’t lost since the opening game of the season and their form has propelled them to second place in the table.
City start their defence of the Ford FAI Cup with a long trip to take on Blarney United, with the tie due to take place on the weekend of the 2nd of June.
The Cup met in 2006 at the same stage in the competition, with City running out 3-1 winners at O’Shea Park on that occasions. Goals from Mark Farren(2) and Ciaran Martyn saw City advance to the third round on that occasion.
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City travel to Richmond Park tomorrow night to meet another of the league’s in from sides, St Patrick’s Athletic. The Saints have won their last four games in a row, including last week victory over league leaders, Sligo Rovers.
City of course are unbeaten since the opening day of the season and will be hoping to extend this run tomorrow night in Inchicore.
Derry City 2(McNamee, McBride) Shamrock Rovers 1(Rice)
Derry notched up their sixth straight victory last night after a hard fought battle against Trevor Croly’s Shamrock Rovers side, who certainly posed a challenge to the home side. Three second half goals and a frantic end to the game eventually saw City hold on to claim all three points but this was certainly far from an easy victory for the Candystripes.