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Date: 7:45 p.m. April 24, 2009
Venue: The Brandywell
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Att: 2,850
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Scored: 57'
- Darren Mansaram 57'



Derry City 0 - 1 Dundalk

Sat, Apr 25 2009
Derry City suffered their second defeat in three games as they went down to a single Dundalk goal on Friday night in the Brandywell.

Darren Mansaram’s 57th minute goal was enough to earn the Lilywhite’s all three points and moves the Louthmen to seventh in the table. Stephen Kenny’s men have only managed to gain one point from the last nine, and as a result they find themselves five points behind leaders Bohemians.

Michael Synott was a late addition to the Dundalk side after captain Thomas Heary failed a late fitness test. An early injury to Simon Kelly saw the introduction of Ger Rowe and forced Sean Connor to re-jig his side.

Derry were the dominant force in the first half, but were unable to breach Chris Bennion’s force field like cover in the Dundalk goal. Chances for Stewart and Morrow failed to be converted for the Candystripes. The latter was given a 1-on-1 with the keeper in the dying minutes of the half but failing to score. Dundalk had no clear cut chances as the teams went in at half time.

Last week Derry City lost out on all three points as they let Bray come back into the game after dominating the first half. This week, it was to prove more costly to Stephen Kenny’s men. On 57 minutes, a corner was delivered into the box, Ger Rowe nodded the ball back across goal, and Darren Mansaram was there to back-heel flick the ball into the net from 2 yards out.

Derry never really found a rhythm after the goal but did squander a few chances, most notably Peter Hutton, who missed the target twice when it would have been easier to hit it.

Derry City have now failed to win at home in their last four home encounters and Stephen Kenny will be hoping this form changes as the next visitors to the Brandywell will be title challengers Bohemians on the 8th May. Dundalk will be looking for another top team scalp next week as they travel to Dalymount to take on the Gypsies.

Derry City: Doherty; McChrystal, Hutton, O'Brien, Gray; McGlynn, Molloy, Higgins, Stewart; Morrow, Farren Subs Used: McManus for McGlynn on 56 mins, Martyn for Molloy on 69 mins, Kearney for Farren on 78 mins

Dundalk: Bennion; Shaun Kelly, Simon Kelly, Coburn, Rogers; Synott, O'Callaghan, Turner, Singh; Mulvenna, Mansaram . Subs Used: Rowe for Simon Kelly on 14 mins, O'Brien for Mansaram on 88 mins.

Referee: Mr D McKeon (Dublin).


Derry City
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
Mark McChrystal
Defender
Peter Hutton
Defender
Steven Gray
Defender
Ger O'Brien
Defender
Sammy Morrow
Midfielder
Barry Molloy
Midfielder
Gareth McGlynn
Midfielder
Ruaidhri Higgins
Midfielder
Mark Farren
Forward
Thomas Stewart
0Booked: 0'
Forward

Substitutes
Tam McManus
Forward
Eddie McCallion
Defender
Ciaran Martyn
Midfield
Liam Kearney
Midfield
Pat Jennings
Goalkeeper
Dundalk
Chris Bennion
Goalkeeper
Dave Rogers
Defender
Simon Kelly
Defender
Michael Coburn
Defender
Michael Synnott
Defender
Harpal Singh
Midfielder
George O'Callaghan
Midfielder
Shaun Kelly
Midfielder
Chris Turner
Midfielder
Tiarnan Mulvenna
Forward
Darren Mansaram
Forward
57Scored: 57'

Substitutes
Ger Rowe
Forward
Declan O'Brien
Forward
Sean Mackle
Midfield
Ryan Coulter
Goalkeeper


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