Monday 19 February 2018

Mulvenna floors Derry late on

Derry City 0 Dundalk 1

FORMER Derry boss Stephen Kenny came back to haunt his old club as Dundalk secured an away win at the Brandywell.

Substitute Tiarnan Mulvenna scored the winner in the final seconds of the game.

Declan Devine was forced into making two changes before the interval with Patrick McEleney and Kevin Deery getting replaced by Patrick Kavanagh and Michael Rafter, while Kenny had to replace Chris Shields with Stephen McDonnell, after the midfielder picked up a groin problem.

The Candystripes started the second half on the front foot and the woodwork denied them on 47 minutes when Rory Patterson's flick on found Michael Duffy, but his left-footed strike, which had Peter Cherrie beaten, hit the bar.

Right at the death a super defence-splitting pass by Eoghan Osbourne caught the home side's defence napping to pick out Mulvenna and he calmly drilled the ball home past the out-rushing Gerard Doherty from 12 yards.

Derry – Doherty, Madden, Greacen, McBride, S McEleney; Deery (Rafter 39), Molloy, B McNamee; P McEleney (Kavanagh 30), Patterson, Duffy.

Dundalk – Cherrie, Boyle, Meehan (Mulvenna 89), Massey, Osborne; Dillon, Shields (McDonnell 45), Sullivan, Towell, Byrne, Hoban (Faherty 80).

Ref – R Rogers (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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