Derry make it three wins on the bounce against Galway
Derry City 2 1 Galway United
DERRY City youngster Nathan Boyle turned out to be winner match against Galway United.
The striker came off the bench to first level things before scoring his second goal for the club in stoppage time . The win means City have won three games in a row for the first time in over a year.
After both sets of defences were on top in the early stages it was the visitors who took the lead on 24 minutes when the impressive Shananan got to the bye-line to latch onto Colm Horgan's throw-in, before feeding the ball across to Kevin Devaney and he made no mistake from six yards.
Minutes later former Derry striker Enda Curran nearly caught out Doherty, but his 30 yard strike close to the right hand side-line landed on top of the line, with the City keeper well beaten.
On 37 minutes Conor Winn was called into action for the first time but he did well to turn over Gareth McGlynn's 25 yard free-kick.
Moments later Winn had to make somewhat of a lucky save when he kept out Barry McNamee's close range strike, after Stephen Folan was nearly caught out inside the six yard box.
Just after the hour mark Enda Curran would have been inches away from doubling Galway's lead but for Niclas Vemmelund's last ditch clearance, after Shanahan's initial shot was parried away by Doherty. Derry equalised on 75 minutes when substitute Nathan Boyle fired home from just inside the box after United failed to clear their lines properly.
Winn made a remarkable save on 86 minutes tipping Josh Daniels' 20 yard pile driver just over the bar. In stoppage time Rory Patterson's long ball over the top released Boyle and after controlling the ball his low drive hit the inside of the post before nestling in the net.