Derry City won the 2018 EA SPORTS Cup after defeating Cobh Ramblers in the Brandywell.
Ronan Hale put City in front in the first half with a low strike at the near post but Christopher Hull pulled one back for Cobh almost immediately as he capitalised on a drilled goalmouth cross at City’s back post.
Derry would’ve felt they were on top of things with the majority of chances but were unable to get themselves back in front before half-time.
Ten minutes into the second half and Ben Fisk’s whipped corner met the head of Darren Cole who made no mistake to score City’s second to the delight of the home crowd.
Jamie McDonagh continued to threaten the Ramblers’ defence down the wing and eventually was tumbled over in the box, setting up the penalty for Aaron McEneff who confidently dispatched the spot-kick.
Nicky Low made his anticipated return from the bench after being out with a stomach injury. Delap and McNamee also made appearances from the Derry bench having both recently signed new contracts with the Brandywell club.
The Candystripes had a late scare as Darren Cole gave away a late penalty to Cobh but the Rams’ captain Shane O’Connor’s penalty was saved by City’s captain fantastic in goals, Ger Doherty, his fourth penalty save of the 2018 season.
Full-Time: Derry City 3 – 1 Cobh Ramblers
Derry City win the EA SPORTS Cup for the record 11th time!
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