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Date: 5 p.m. Oct. 16, 2011
Venue: The Brandywell
Ref:
Att: 1,200 (est)
TV:

Patrick McEleney 16' -
Scored: 16'


Daniel Lafferty 34' -
Scored: 34'


Eamon Zayed 79' -
Peno Scored: 79'


Mark Farren 90' -
Scored: 90'




Derry City 4 - 0 Galway United

Sun, Oct 16 2011

 

Derry City remain on course for a European spot after an easy win over a very poor Galway side, with the only surprise being that they kept the score down to four, at the Brandywell on Sunday evening.

 

Right from the outset it was clear it was going to be a long afternoon for John Brennan’s side as Derry produced a display as dominant as I’ve seen in some time. In the ninth minute after a spell of heavy pressure, a through ball from the outstanding Danny Lafferty put David McDaid through and he crashed the ball back off the post.

 

The inevitable opener arrived in the 16th minute when Patrick McEleney split two defenders and rounded Conor Winn before calmly slotting home. Good opportunities were spurned by Stephen McLaughlin and Eamon Zayed before Eric Brown surprised Gerard Doherty with a 30 yard dip which the Derry ‘keeper managed to parry out. 

 

A Derry corner in the 34th minute extended the Candystripes’ advantage as Daniel Lafferty nodded home McLaughlin’s delivery. Two Kevin Deery headers before half time could easily have enhanced the scoreline but as it was Galway could consider themselves lucky to be only two behind at the break.

 

The second half continued in a similar vein interrupted only by a yellow card for a late Stewart Greacen tackle in the 57th minute. In the 62nd minute Eamon Zayed found himself clean through but wasn’t able to beat Winn who was having a good game.

 

Deery and McEleney continued to test the Galway net minder but it wasn’t until the 79th minute the third Derry goal arrived, and in quite bizarre circumstances. Stephen McLaughlin floated in a cross towards Zayed and Galway defender Stephen Walsh raised his hand and scooped the ball away. For this act of madness he received a yellow card and Derry were awarded a penalty which Eamon Zayed duly tucked away in the bottom right hand corner.

 

Derry legend Mark Farren replaced Patrick McEleney in the 84th minute and just before full time he was one on one with the keeper, fluffed his shot,  but the ball came back in and he made no mistake the second time, scoring what was a very popular goal amongst the Brandywell faithful.

 

All in all Derry can be satisfied with the result, although Galway are going to need to regroup and address some of their problems before their play off games in November.

 

 

Derry City: Gerard Doherty; Ruari Harkin, Stewart Greacen, Shane McEleney (Ryan McBride 46), Daniel Lafferty; Stephen McLaughlin, Barry Molloy, Kevin Deery (James Henry 80), Patrick McEleney (Mark Farren 84); David McDaid, Eamon Zayed.

Subs not used: Eugene Ferry, Thomas McMonagle, Emmett Friars, Michael McCrudden.

Bookings: Greacen (57), McDaid (76).

 

Galway United: Conor Winn; Sean Kelly (Rory Gartlan 80), Paul Sinnott (c), Eric Browne, Stephen Walsh; Bobby Ryan, Gary Kelly (Gary Curran 75), Alan Murphy, Oscar Sibanda, Eduardo Dusi (Mikey Gilmore 66); Ronan Cauldwell (Darragh Duggan 80).

Subs not used: Willie Enubele, Paddy Hogan, Yob Son.

Bookings: Walsh (79).

 

Referee: Richie Winter.

Attendance: 1,200 (estimate)

Extratime Man of the Match: Daniel Lafferty.



Derry City
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
Stewart Greacen
57Booked: 57'
Defender
Daniel Lafferty
34Scored: 34'
Defender
Shane McEleney
Defender
Barry Molloy
Defender
Kevin Deery
Midfielder
Ruairi Harkin
Midfielder
Patrick McEleney
16Scored: 16'
Midfielder
Stephen McLaughlin
Midfielder
David McDaid
76Booked: 76'
Forward
Eamon Zayed
79Peno: 79'
Forward

Substitutes
Mark Farren
90Scored: 90'
Forward
Eugene Ferry
Goalkeeper
Emmet Friars
Defender
James Henry
Midfield
Ryan McBride
Defender
Michael McCrudden
Forward
Thomas McMonagle
Defender
Galway United (defunct)
Conor Winn
Goalkeeper
Stephen Walsh
Defender
79Booked: 79'
Paul Sinnott
Defender
Gary Kelly
Defender
Eric Browne
Defender
Bobby Ryan
Midfielder
Alan Murphy
Midfielder
Sean Kelly
Midfielder
Eduardo Dusi
Midfielder
Ronan Cauldwell
Midfielder
Oscar Sibanda
Forward

Substitutes
Yob Son
Defender
Patrick Hogan
Unknown
Mikey Gilmore
Forward
Rory Gartlan
Defender
Willie Enubele
Midfield
Darragh Duggan
Forward


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