City were held to a draw at the Brandywell on Friday night.
A well-worked opening goal came from a one-two between Junior and Coll who then pulled it back for Barry McNamee to sweep it into the net.
St. Pat’s though levelled the scores with a rocket of a goal from Desmond.
The Saints later had a closer range header denied by Cherrie whilst City also tried their luck to get in front but to no avail.
Derry are way to Sligo on Saturday night.
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