Monday 23 September 2019

Duffy returns to haunt Derry

Derry City 1 Dundalk 4

Michael Duffy. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Michael Duffy. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile newsdesk

Michael Duffy came back to haunt his old club as Derry City's unbeaten record at the Brandywell came to an end last night.

The Candy Stripes had gone seven unbeaten at home since returning from Maginn Park, but they were no match for Dundalk, who returned to the top of the Premier Division.

Dundalk dominated the early stages of the game, but it was Derry who took the lead on 13 minutes when Darren Cole lashed an effort over Gary Rogers and into the net.

On 28 minutes, Duffy's corner found Brian Gartland free in the area, and his header was deflected on its way into the net to level the game.

Within five minutes Dundalk were ahead, Jamie McGrath's simple but clever flick sent Robbie Benson in and he expertly rounded Gerard Doherty and slotted the ball into the net.

The game was over as a contest within five minutes of the restart as Benson found Duffy who shifted the ball onto his left foot and hooked it past Doherty.

Dundalk finished the game on a high as substitute Krisztian Adorjan completed the scoring.

Derry City - G Doherty, C McDermott, D Cole, E Toal, J Doyle (B Doherty), G Peers, A McEneff, N Low, R Curtis (N Boyle 86), R Hale (J McDonagh 60'), R Patterson.

Dundalk - G Rogers, B Gartland, S Hoare, C Shields, M Duffy, P Hoban (M Tagbajumi 88), J McGrath, D Massey, D Connolly (K Adorjan 82'), G Poynton (D Jarvis 64'), R Benson.

REF - N Doyle.

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