Monday 24 July 2017

McCormack sees red but Tribesmen fail to make hay

Galway 0 Derry City 0

Conor McCormack received his second yellow card for a foul on Marc Ludden. Photo Credit: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Conor McCormack received his second yellow card for a foul on Marc Ludden. Photo Credit: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
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Galway United have now only beaten Derry City once in nine outings as they were held at home against ten men in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division at Eamonn Deacy Park.

The hosts have had a terrible run of late and this point could be vital later in the season but they have fallen further behind in the race for European football next season.

Defeat to arch rivals Sligo Rovers last time out saw the Tribesmen slip to sixth place and they will remain in the mid-table position for the three week break after this fruitless outing.

Tommy Dunne's men lost 2-1 against Derry at the Brandywell earlier this season and they should have taken all three points here last night.

Derry played the last 62 minutes with ten men when Conor McCormack received his second yellow card for a foul on Marc Ludden - he had earned his first for a dive in the 19th minute.

Galway had a few chances and Ruairi Keating nearly broke the deadlock only for Dean Jarvis to head off the line but they couldn't find a way through.

Keith Ward had Derry's first shot on target in the 58th minute and eight minutes later Vinny Faherty had a goal disallowed for offside.

Aaron McEneff and Stephen Folan almost found the winner but to no avail.

Galway United - C Winn; K Cantwell, P Sinnott, S Folan, M Ludden (C Melody 85); G Shanahan, J Sullivan, R Connolly, R Keating (K Devaney 52); E Curran (J Devers 79), V Faherty.

Derry City - G Doherty; N Vemmelund, R McBride, A Barry, D Jarvis; N Boyle, C McCormack, L Schubert (K Ward 25), A McEneff, J Daniels; R Patterson (C McDermott 35).

Ref - Jim McKell (Tipperary).

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