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Date: 7:45 p.m. May 18, 2018
Venue: Richmond Park
Att: 1,762
TV:

Jake Keegan 7' -
Scored: 7'


Conan Byrne 43' -
Peno Scored: 43'


Kevin Toner 45' -
Scored: 45'


Thomas Byrne 54' -
Scored: 54'


Darragh Markey 90' -
Scored: 90'


Scored: 6'
- Rory Patterson 6'

Scored: 17'
- Darren Cole 17'



League Preview: St Patrick's Athletic -v- Derry City

Fri, May 18 2018

Pats have won three games on the bounce for the first time this season, while Derry are reeling from a 4-1 defeat at home to Dundalk. Credit: Darragh Connolly

ST PATRICK'S ATHLETIC

St Patrick's Athletic aim to make it four wins on the bounce as they host Derry City at Richmond Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Saints will leapfrog Derry into fifth position should they take all three points on a ground at which they're currently unbeaten in seven.

Last week saw Liam Buckley's side continue their ascent with wins over Limerick and Sligo Rovers.

Ryan Brennan's goal was the difference in Limerick on Friday, while Dean Clarke and Thomas Byrne made sure of three points at home to Sligo on Tuesday.

"We are heading into a really tough game on Friday against Derry,” Liam Buckley told the club's official website.

“They have been superb at home in the new Brandywell and are one of the top teams in the division.

“I felt we were very unlucky to not come away with anything having dominated the game up there."

"We had a really good win on Tuesday against Sligo and we are hoping to continue this good run of form into each game."

Buckley has a full pack to choose from after Owen Garvan recovered from an illness that has kept him sidelined in recent weeks.

 

DERRY CITY

Derry City face a difficult trip to Inchicore as they look to recover from a demoralising 4-1 defeat at home to Dundalk on Monday night.

The Candystripes' unbeaten record at the redeveloped Brandywell came to a crashing halt against the rampant Oriel side.

City took an early lead through Darren Cole but goals from Brian Gartland, Robbie Benson, Michael Duffy and Kristian Adorjan completed the turnaround.

The defeat, and Pats' win over Sligo, means these two sides are now level on points in fourth, albeit Derry have a better goal difference.

"We will be understrength tomorrow night, there's not much doubt about that,” Derry boss Kenny Shiels told the club's media team.

"Some of the lads have featured heavily during our recent schedule and it takes its toll.

“We'll look at things once we get to Dublin but at this stage I'm resigned to being without a couple of regular starters."

Conor McDermott, Nicky Low and Ronan Curtis are all doubts after sitting out training on Thursday with knocks.

 

Referee: TBC

 

MATCH STATS

The sides have met once already this season, in the first televised game at the new Brandywell in March.

A brace from Aaron McEneff proved enough for Derry despite Dean Clarke pulling one back for the Saints late on.

 

BETTING

St Patrick's Athletic 11/10; Draw 5/2; Derry City 9/4.

PREDICTION

St Patrick's Athletic 2 – 1 Derry City

 

St Patrick's Athletic

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 

Derry City

Injured: None.

Doubtful: Ronan Curtis, Nicky Low, Conor McCormack.

Suspended: None.



St. Patrick's Athletic
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Lee Desmond
Defender
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Simon Madden
Defender
Kevin Toner
45Scored: 45'
Defender
Conan Byrne
43Peno: 43'
Midfielder
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
Jamie Lennon
Midfielder
Darragh Markey
90Scored: 90'
Midfielder
Jake Keegan
7Scored: 7'
Forward
Thomas Byrne
54Scored: 54'
74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
Forward

Substitutes
Graham Kelly
Midfield
Tyson Farago
Goalkeeper
Christy Fagan
74'
74Subbed On: 74'
Forward
James Doona
Midfield
Michael Barker
Defender
Mick Leahy
Defender
Ian Turner
Midfield
Derry City
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
42Booked: 42'
Jack Doyle
Defender
Darren Cole
Defender
17Scored: 17'
Conor McDermott
Defender
Gavin Peers
Defender
22Booked: 22'
62'
62Subbed Off: 62'
Eoin Toal
Defender
Ronan Hale
Midfielder 60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Rory Hale
Midfielder
56Booked: 56'
Nicky Low
Midfielder
Aaron McEneff
Midfielder
Rory Patterson
Forward
6Scored: 6'
44Booked: 44'
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'

Substitutes
Cathal Farren
Forward
Ben Doherty
Defender
70Subbed On: 70'
70'
Ronan Curtis
Forward
60Subbed On: 60'
60'
Nathan Boyle
Forward
Eric Grimes
Goalkeeper
Niall Logue
Defender
Jamie McDonagh
Midfield
62Subbed On: 62'
62'


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