Monday 19 August 2019

Devine bemoans lack of quality

Sligo Rovers 0 Derry City 0

'The best chances fell in the second half to Sligo striker Ronan Coughlan, who was denied by Cherrie, and Derry's Ciaron Harkin, who was foiled by the recalled McGinty.' (stock picture)
'The best chances fell in the second half to Sligo striker Ronan Coughlan, who was denied by Cherrie, and Derry's Ciaron Harkin, who was foiled by the recalled McGinty.' (stock picture)

Derry City boss Declan Devine says Saturday's scoreless draw with Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds was lacking in quality.

Derry had the chance to move within two points of third-placed Bohemians, while Rovers could have gone level with St Pat's in fifth had they won. But both had to settle for a point in a game that featured impressive performances from Sligo keeper Ed McGinty and Derry's Peter Cherrie. And Devine reckoned the result was about right.

"It was a scrappy game. There was a danger of some football breaking out there at one stage, but it was lacking in quality. It is a point gained for us, in the sense that it is a point on the road."

The best chances fell in the second half to Sligo striker Ronan Coughlan, who was denied by Cherrie, and Derry's Ciaron Harkin, who was foiled by the recalled McGinty.

Sligo boss Liam Buckley said: "We did have a few chances up the other end, but it just wasn't enough on the night."

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