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Derry avoid slip-ups to book EA Cup semi

THERE were no slip-ups for Derry City as they moved into the last four of the EA Sports Cup with a 3-0 win over ten-man UCD last night.

Derry suffered a shock defeat to Wexford Youths in the FAI Cup earlier this month and were also held to a draw by UCD in the league only last Friday, but an under-strength Derry side outclassed UCD at the Belfield Bowl.

Derry made nine changes from the side that started away to UCD on Friday but even their second string had too much for the home side as Stephen McLaughlin put City in front just after half time, Ruairi Harkin made it 2-0 and Michael McCrudden completed the rout late on.