Saturday 16 December 2017

Supersub Boyle sinks Galway

Derry City 2 Galway United 1

'The win means City have won three games in a row for the first time in over a year' Stock photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach / SPORTSFILE
'The win means City have won three games in a row for the first time in over a year' Stock photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach / SPORTSFILE

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Derry City youngster Nathan Boyle turned out to be the matchwinner against Galway United.

The striker came off the bench to first level things before scoring his second goal for the club in stoppage time.

The win means City have won three games in a row for the first time in over a year. After both sets of defences were on top in the early stages it was the visitors who took the lead on 24 minutes when the impressive Shanahan got to the bye-line to latch onto Colm Horgan's throw-in, before feeding the ball across to Kevin Devaney and he made no mistake from six yards.

Minutes later, former Derry striker Enda Curran nearly caught out Doherty, but his 30-yard strike from close to the right sideline landed just off target, with the City 'keeper well beaten.

Moments later, Winn had to make somewhat of a lucky save when he kept out Barry McNamee's close-range strike, after Stephen Folan was nearly caught out inside the six-yard box.

Derry equalised on 75 minutes when Boyle fired home from just inside the box after United failed to clear their lines properly.

Winn made a remarkable save on 86 minutes, tipping Josh Daniels' 20-yard piledriver just over the bar. Then in stoppage time Rory Patterson's long ball over the top released Boyle and after controlling the ball his low drive hit the inside of the post before nestling in the net.

Derry City - Doherty, Vemmelund, McBride, Barry, Jarvis; Monaghan (Boyle 58), McCormack, McNamee; McGlynn (Daniels 66), Patterson, Curtis (McEneff 72).
Galway United - Winn, Horgan, Sinnott, Folan, Walsh; Shanahan, Sullivan, Connolly, Devaney (Keating H-T); Curran (Cantwell 76), Faherty.
Ref - A Reale (Kildare)

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