On Friday night City hosted Cliftonville in a mid-season friendly.
The Candystripes utilised a squad of players picked from the first-team and the academy while an Austrian trialist also saw some action.
The match saw Derry line out in their 90th anniversary kit with the club’s original colours.
New City signing Darren McCauley started the game opposite on-loan Candystripe Conor McDermott who was playing his first game for Cliftonville.
The Belfast outfit looked the more settled and took the lead soon enough before doubling their lead in the second half.
Second half sub Barry McNamee scored a late consolation goal for Derry in front of a busy Mark Farren Stand.
Full-Time: Derry City 1-2 Cliftonville
City’s next game is away to Cork on 28th June, next home game is 5th July against Dundalk.