Keepers shine in stalemate
Wexford Youths 0 Derry City 0
Published 17/09/2016 | 02:30
Goalkeepers Graham Doyle and Ger Doherty were the stars of the show at Ferrycarrig Park as the sides settled for a valuable point.
Though Derry's Nathan Boyle and Barrry McNamee forced saves from Doyle, Youths shaded an open first half. Eric Molloy struck the visitors' crossbar, and sub Jonny Bonner's dipping volley was inches over.
Doherty came to Derry's rescue with a brilliant save at the feet of Youths striker Paul Murphy, who had raced through on goal.
The keepers swapped terrific reflex saves, and Doherty was there again in stoppage-time to tip over a drive from Molloy.
Wexford Youths - Doyle; McCabe, Delaney (Bonner 20), Last, Grace; Mulligan, Dempsey (Kenny 90+1), Molloy, O'Connor; Keenan, Murphy (Porter 83).
Derry City - G Doherty; McDermott, Vemmelund, Karner, B. Doherty; Schubert, Monaghan (Holden 87), McCormack, McNamee, Boyle (Daniels 71); Patterson.
Ref - T Connolly (Dublin).