Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. March 16, 2018
Venue: The Brandywell
Ref:
Att: 2,460 (est)
TV:

Rory Patterson 15' -
Scored: 15'


Nicky Low 55' -
Red: 55'


Ronan Curtis 60' -
Scored: 60'


Aaron McEneff 64' -
Scored: 64'


Ronan Hale 76' -
Scored: 76'


David Hopkirk 87' -
Scored: 87'


Scored: 81'
- Sean Heaney 81'



League Report: Derry City 5 - 1 Bray Wanderers

Sat, Mar 17 2018

From Odhrán Crumley at the Brandywell Stadium

 

Derry City scored five for the second time this week as they heaped further misery on Bray Wanderers.

Derry were forced to play thirty five minutes of the game with ten men after influential midfielder Nicky Low saw red for a last man tackle.

Derry City began the game in a composed manner immediately setting about their passing game.

Jack Doyle set up the first home attack racing up the line finding Ronan Curtis who won a corner. Aaron McEneff swung the ball in to the box towards the direction of Doyle, but his shot sailed high over the bar.

Eleven minutes in Doyle and Curtis combined once again, this time it was Curtis who cut an inviting ball back towards the edge of the area but on this time no Derry player was there to take advantage.

Four minutes later Derry City took the lead Jack Doyle’s cross finding Ronan Hale who showed an excellent touch to find McEneff to slip the ball to Nicky Low, his shot deflected off of Rory Patterson to wrong foot Dillion and sail into the back of the net.

Straight from the restart Derry should have doubled their advantage as Dillion spilled Curtis’ shot. Ronan Hale raced in for the rebound but somehow managed to send the ball wide with his left foot, a chance he really should have taken.

Bray started the second half more positively going for a more direct approach. Ten minutes into the half Nicky Low saw red rather controversially for an alleged last man challenge.

The sending off seemed to buoy Derry as they doubled their advantage two minutes later through Ronan Curtis who cut out a slack back pass to chip the ball over the top of Dillion who was off his line.

Just past the hour mark and it was three after Ben Doherty was brought down inside the area. Aaron McEneff stepped up to take the penalty and he made no mistake with a panenka effort dinked down the middle.

Bray really should have scored though soon after as two point blank shots inside the six yard box were bravely blocked by Eoin Toal.

The rampant home side continued as Ronan Hale broke from a Gerard Doherty save. Ronan Hale raced clear cutting into the box before shooting low into the bottom right corner of the net.

Soon after the visitors did pull one back through Sean Heaney who rose highest to head home a corner.

David Hopkirk was only on the field around thirty seconds when he turned home a debut goal. Hopkirk tapping home an inch perfect driven cross from Conor McDermott.

Shortly after the sound of referee Damien McGraith’s whistle brought the game to an end confirming a 5-1 win for Derry City.

 

Derry City: Gerard Doherty, Conor McDermott, Darren Cole, Eoin Toal, Jack Doyle, Ronan Curtis, Aaron McEneff, Nicky Low, Rory Hale (David Hopkirk 86), Rory Patterson (Ben Doherty 60), Ronan Hale.

Subs Not Used: Eric Grimes, Dapo Kayode, Gavin Peers, Cathal Farren, Scot Whiteside, Niall Logue.

Booked: Aaron McEneff (92), Rory Hale (69), Jack Doyle (40).

Red Cards: Nicky Low (55)

 

Bray Wanderers: Aaron Dillion, Hugh Douglas, Kevin Lynch, Sean Heaney, Paul O’Connor, Cory Galvin, John Sullivan, Aaron Greene (Ger Pender 87), Dan McKenna, Ronan Coughlan (Daniel Kelly 72), Darragh Noone.

Subs Not Used: Evan Moran, Dylan Hayes, Rhys Gorman, Darragh Gibbons.

Booked: Ger Pender (92).

Red Cards: None.

 

Referee: Damian McGraith

Attendance: 2,250 (Estimate)

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Eoin Toal (Derry City)



Derry City
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
Eoin Toal
Defender
Aaron McEneff
64Scored: 64'
90Booked: 90'
Defender
Conor McDermott
Defender
Jack Doyle
40Booked: 40'
Defender
Darren Cole
Defender
Nicky Low
55Sent off: 55'
Midfielder
Rory Hale
69Booked: 69'
86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Midfielder
Ronan Hale
76Scored: 76'
Midfielder
Rory Patterson
15Scored: 15'
60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Forward
Ronan Curtis
60Scored: 60'
Forward

Substitutes
Scot Whiteside
Defender
Gavin Peers
Defender
Niall Logue
Defender
Dapo Kayode
Defender
David Hopkirk
86'
86Subbed On: 86'
87Scored: 87'
Midfield
Eric Grimes
Goalkeeper
Ben Doherty
60'
60Subbed On: 60'
Defender
Bray Wanderers
Aaron Dillon
Goalkeeper
Hugh Douglas
Defender
Sean Heaney
Defender
81Scored: 81'
Kevin Lynch
Defender
Daniel McKenna
Midfielder
Darragh Noone
Midfielder
Paul O'Conor
Midfielder
John Sullivan
Midfielder
Rónán Coughlan
Forward 77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Cory Galvin
Forward 72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Aaron Greene
Forward 87'
87Subbed Off: 87'

Substitutes
Darragh Gibbons
Defender
Rhys Gorman
Midfield
Dylan Hayes
Defender
Jake Kelly
Midfield
72Subbed On: 72'
72'
Daniel Kelly
Forward
77Subbed On: 77'
77'
Evan Moran
Goalkeeper
Ger Pender
Forward
87Subbed On: 87'
87'
90Booked: 90'


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