Wednesday 26 April 2017

Floodlight failure for Derry in Buncrana

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Limerick will be fuming after a near 800-kilometre round trip to Maginn Park was in vain after efforts to rectify the problem failed. Stock photo/Sportsfile
Limerick will be fuming after a near 800-kilometre round trip to Maginn Park was in vain after efforts to rectify the problem failed. Stock photo/Sportsfile

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Derry City's big debut in Buncrana ended in darkness last night when floodlight failure forced the game to be abandoned after 25 minutes.

Limerick will be fuming after a near 800-kilometre round trip to Maginn Park was in vain after efforts to rectify the problem failed.

The FAI have confirmed that the clash has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 21 (7.45 kick-off).

Both teams will have to wait to build on an encouraging opening weekend to the new campaign. Limerick had raced into a shock lead on five minutes as Dean Clarke fired home after a defensive mistake by Lukas Schubert.

City levelled things on 18 minutes as Ronan Curtis fired home from close range.

However, the lights went out seven minutes later and never came on again with referee Neil Doyle forced to bring proceedings to a premature conclusion.

Derry City - Doherty, McDermott, McBride,  Barry, Jarvis; Schubert, McEneff, Low, McNamee; Curtis, Boyle.

Limerick - Hall, Kelly, Williams, Lynch, Duggan, Tosi, Turner, Whitehead, Clarke, Robson, Hery.

REF - Neil Doyle (Dublin)

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