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Date Time League Season
9 May 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Derry held to score-less draw by Pat’s

Derry City were held to a goalless draw by St Patrick’s Athletic at Brandywell. Despite dominating possession, the hosts couldn’t find a way through a resilient and well-organised Pats team.

Patrick McEleney struck the post from distance while Jamie McGonigle was a frequent threat to Joseph Anang’s goal. Pats though took a hard-earned point.

Looking to bounce back from their lacklustre draw with Bohemians on Friday night, Derry made two alterations to their starting XI bringing in Daniel Lafferty and Joe Thomson. 

And it was Lafferty who had the first big chance, Joseph Anang tipping his header over. Derry was dominating possession and posed a frequent threat through Will Patching, Jamie McGonigle and ex Pats player, Matty Smith. McGonigle hit an airshot before Brandon Kavanagh skedaddled into the area only to shoot well over.

Patching was shooting on sight, but the midfielder couldn’t add to his tally of seven league goals so far this season. Cameron Dummigan’s incisive pass from defence sent McGonigle in on the right of the area and he drew a smart save from Anang. St Pats had their best spell of possession before the interval but didn’t pose an attacking threat. 

Derry’s domination continued into the second half, McGonigle twice going close and a well-worked move which ended in Dummigan winning another corner. St Pats, despite being overran were defending resolutely and much improved from the 4-0 thumping by Derry last weekend. 

Patrick McEleney hit the post after coming on but Derry’s best chance came on the counter. A St Pats corner was cleared, and Derry had a three on one opportunity.

Kavanagh played in McGonigle, and his tame shot was saved, McGonigle blazed over shortly afterwards. Pat’s best chance came in injury time, the substitutes Darragh Burns and Kyle Robinson combing only for Robinson to shoot straight at Brian Maher. 

This is a damaging draw for Derry knocking them down into second place ahead of their crunch encounter with Shamrock Rovers. St Pats meanwhile achieved their redemption mission.

  • Thanks for joining us tonight

  • Full Time: 0-0. A hard-earned point for Pats but Derry will be hugely frustrated

  • Substitute Patrick McEleney hits the post from distance! 15 to play, still goalless. Derry piling the pressure on now

  • The hosts still controlling the game, St Pats are penned inside their own half

  • Half Time: 0-0. St Pats had their best spell of possession just before but Derry keeper Brian Maher has been untested

  • Kavanagh and Patching both shooting over from range. Jamie McGonigle then draws a smart save out of Anang

  • Derry dominating, St Pats rarely venturing out of their own half

  • Good chance for Brandon Kavanagh but he slices his shot over Anang's crossbar

  • Derry on top at the moment. First, Daniel Lafferty has a header tipped over by Joseph Anang then Will Patching nearly gets in a one on one position

  • Five minutes in, no real chances of note for either side yet

  • We'll be underway shortly

  • Just under 30 minutes to kick off

  • Hi there, I'm Rory Morrow and thank you for joining us for tonight's Airtricity match between Derry City and St Patrick's Athletic. Team news coming up

Derry City

Caoimhin Porter Midfielder
1Nathan Gartside Goalkeeper
2Ronan Boyce Defender
3Ciaran Coll Defender
6Eoin Toal Defender
8Joe Thomson 10 Midfielder
9Jamie McGonigle Forward
10Patrick McEleney 25 Midfielder
11James Akintunde 12 Forward
12Matty Smith 11 Forward
14Will Patching Midfielder
16Shane McEleney Defender
23Cameron Dummigan Midfielder
24Danny Lafferty Defender
26Brian Maher Goalkeeper
37Daithi McCallion Defender
38Liam Mullan Midfielder
20Brandon Kavanagh Midfielder
25Evan McLaughlin 10 Defender

St. Pat's Ath

Eoin Doyle Forward
Jack Scott Defender
1Joseph Anang Goalkeeper
3Anto Breslin Defender
3Ian Bermingham Defender
5Tom Grivosti Defender
8Chris Forrester Midfielder
11Jason McClelland 17 Forward
14Mark Doyle 17 Forward
15Billy King Forward
17Darragh Burns 11 Forward
17Kyle Robinson 14 Forward
18Ben McCormack Midfielder
20Joe Redmond Defender
22Sam Curtis Defender
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
30Ross Fay Midfielder
31Kian Corbally Midfielder
45Babatunde Owolabi Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 13)
0 - 4
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Derry City

(Round 7)
2 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
The Brandywell

Derry City v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 31)
1 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
The Brandywell

Derry City v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 20)
1 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Derry City

(Series 13)
2 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
The Brandywell

Derry City v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 4)
2 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Derry City

(Series 12)
0 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
The Brandywell

Derry City v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 3)
0 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Derry City

Ground

The Brandywell
Ryan McBride Brandywell, Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 6NP, United Kingdom

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