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Date Time League Season
24 October 2021 2:00 pm Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Philips goal ensures Drogheda home win

Killian Phillips’ lone goal held all the three points for Drogheda United at home to Derry City, as they practically secured their presence in the Premier Division for 2022.

On the other side, this was a disappointing outcome for City, as they lost a tremendous opportunity to reach the top-3 after Finn Harps’ impressive 2-all draw against Sligo after being down to ten men and down two goals to nil.

The Candystripes were all over the pitch at the start, as they came on energetic and very much on the front foot looking for a win to settle themselves on the third spot of the table after Rovers faltering against Harps.

Garry Deegan played the hero role inside the first five minutes by blocking what could be a very dangerous header to David Odumosu’s goal.

Akintunde connected to his right foot, a ball broken kindly to himself on the penalty spot; as he didn’t manage to keep his shot down.

Evan McLaughin brought yet another good chance for the men from the North, by invading Drogs box from the left and firing a powerful shot across the face of the goal to go off inches away from the woodwork.

Joe Thomson was the next on the list coming close to breaking the locker. A lack of communication between Odumosu and Joe Redmond almost ended up with Thomson sending it into the back of the net.

The goal seemed to be knocking on City’s door but it was United who only need a proper chance to break through, as Killian Phillips enjoyed a follow-up from a corner to head it in. close to the break.

Matters returned into the pitch with a completely different face and breathless first five minutes; Mark Doyle found room for a shot inside of the box but got his effort deflected, shortly before Darragh Markey saw Gartside making a huge save to his shot.

Jamie McGonigle replied on the other end, with Odumosu also taking out the best from the play with an easy save.

Derry’s best chance to reduce damages came through Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe, as he couldn’t give the best finish to a cracker cross sent in by Ciaran Coll.

The substitute Jordan Adeyemo had the chance to seal the score on the whistle all alone with Gartside, with the goalkeeper holding his side to the game for a couple of minutes.

  • 90'

    FT: Drogheda United 1-0 Derry City, as Droghs practically stamp their presence in the 2022 Premier Division League, while running for a possible European late miracle.

  • 94'

    Jordan Adeyemo comes face-to-face with Gartside as City’s keeper holds the visitors to the score.

  • 90'

    Injury time being played at Head In The Game Park.

  • 78'

    Jamie McGonigle fires off a dangerous-left foot shot as it went off with Adumosu just looking at it.

  • 77'

    It’s City once more coming forward looking for a late goal to reduce damages, while United tighten the net to hold the score up.

  • 52'

    Jamie McGonigle comes face-to-face with Odumosu with the United’s GK going down to save it.

  • 48'

    Darragh Markey with a second-dangerous effort sees Gartside stopping it brilliantly!

  • 47'

    Mark Doyle manages to make room for a shot inside City’s box as his shot got deflected to a cross, what a chance!

  • 46'

    United kicks us into the second time.

  • 45'

    HT: Drogheda 1-0 Derry City, as Killian Phillips' header makes all the difference at the break.

  • 45'

    Joe Thomson fires a powerful effort from a freekick at the edge of the box as it goes off slightly off the post!

  • 39'

    Drogheda make the score move against the run of the play! Killian Phillips enjoys a follow-up from a corner to head it in.

  • 34'

    A lack of communication between Odumosu and Joe Redmond almost ends up with Joe Thomson sending it into the back of the net.

  • 26'

    Evan McLaughlin fires a powerful shot across the face of goal to go off on the other side!

  • 21'

    Akintunde connects himself with a ball broken kindly to him as he didn’t manage to keep his shot down.

  • 16'

    Chris Lyons comes forward with the first attacking effort for Drogheda, but his shot went too wide to bother Nathan Gartside.

  • 9'

    Junior tried to benefit from a freekick on a very decent position, but his effort fled high over Droghs’ goal.

  • 8'

    Garry Deegan blocks what could be a very dangerous header for David Odumosu’s goal.

  • 5'

    Derry City starting this game very much on the front foot as they look for a win to settle themselves on the third spot of the table after Sligo’s 2-all draw visiting Finn Harps.

  • 1'

    We are underway at Head in the Game Park

  • The boys in stripes swear to be no sweet candy as they old patiently at the podium’s door to take advantage of any falter up high. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe last week’s lone goal confirmed not just an invigorating win facing St. Patrick’s, but the tremendous momentum City are going through under Declan Devine’s spell.

  • A significant amount of shaky performances have Pete Mahon’s gang with 40 points and floating far from big decisions. While the tail end of the table is only four points below, they aim at least that third money suitcase is being held in Sligo.

  • Good afternoon and you are very welcome to the live coverage of the clash between Drogheda United and Derry City. Today will be Bernardo Santos letting you know about all of it as it happens at Head in the Game Park.

Drogheda Utd

23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
2James Browne Defender
3Conor Kane 25 Defender
5Daniel O’Reilly Defender
7Darragh Markey 21 Midfielder
8Gary Deegan Midfielder 23'
9Chris Lyons 20 Forward
14Mark Doyle Forward
19Killian Phillips Midfielder 39'
24Joe Redmond Defender
41Dane Massey Defender 58'
1Colin McCabe Goalkeeper
10Dinny Corcoran Forward
11Jake Hyland Midfielder
17Ronan Murray Forward
20Jordan Adeyemo 9 Forward
21Luke Heeney 7 Midfielder
22James Clarke Midfielder
25Kaleem Simon 3 Midfielder
31Ahu Obhakhan Forward

Derry City

1Nathan Gartside Goalkeeper
3Ciaran Coll Defender
6Eoin Toal Defender
8Joe Thomson Midfielder
10Jamie McGonigle Forward
11James Akintunde Forward
11Ronan Boyce 29 Defender 37'
20Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe Forward
21Cameron McJannet Defender
25Evan McLaughlin 7 Defender
33Aaron Harkin 21 Midfielder 17'
7Will Fitzgerald 25 Midfielder
20Darren Cole Defender
21Bastien Hery 33 Midfielder
24Mark McChrystal Defender
29Jack Malone 11 Midfielder
30Jack Lemoignan Goalkeeper
32Caolan McLaughlin Forward

Past Meetings

(Series 23)
3 - 0
Premier Division
The Brandywell

Derry City v Drogheda United

(1st Round)
1 - 1 (2-4 on pens)
FAI Cup
United Park

Drogheda United v Derry City

(Series 14)
1 - 2
Premier Division
United Park

Drogheda United v Derry City

(Series 5)
1 - 1
Premier Division
The Brandywell

Derry City v Drogheda United

(2nd Round)
0 - 2
FAI Cup
United Park

Drogheda United v Derry City

Ground

United Park
United Park, Cross Lane, Fair Gate, The Borough District of Drogheda, County Louth, Leinster, A92DKR0, Ireland

With previous experience on a top-tier sports newspaper and a media department of a former European Champion club, Bernardo also collaborates as a sports journalist and media editor at St. Patrick's Athletic.