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Date: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 25, 2019
Venue: The Brandywell
Att: 3,000 (est)
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Ciaron Harkin 13' -
Scored: 13'


Rory Feely 75' -
OG: 75'


George Poynton 84' -
OG: 84'


Peno Scored: 60'
- Shane Duggan 60'

Scored: 88'
- Cory Galvin 88'



League Report: Derry City 3 - 2 Waterford

Tue, Feb 26 2019

Derry City celebrate as they record a 3-2 victory over Waterford Credit: Clare McCahill

Odhrán Crumley reports from the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium

View photo gallery from Clare McCahill and John-Paul McGinley

Declan Devine stated at the start of the season that one of his aims was to make the Brandywell a fortress once again.

After two games at the Lonemoor Road venue that record remains intact as both UCD and Waterford were put to the sword.

On this occasion, it was a fine strike from Ciaron Harkin and two own goals that sealed the victory in a rollercoaster encounter.

In truth, if the Candystripes had have taken their chances the scoreline could have been wider and a nervy four minutes of injury time could have been avoided.

There was just thirteen minutes on the clock when Derry penalised the Munster men with a devastating counter-attack.

At one end, Peter Cherrie denied Zachary Elbouzedi after a defence splitting pass from JJ Lunney.

Cherrie immediately set his side on the attack, Junior slipping the ball to Harkin on the edge of the area and the homeboy sent a thunderbolt into the bottom right corner of the net to give his team the lead.

Ten minutes before the break, David Parkhouse really should have doubled his sides advantage.

Parkhouse pounced on a defensive mix-up and found himself one on one with Matthew Connor, but the latter stifled the attack and stopped what many assumed to be a sure goal.

Derry led by the minimum at the break, but disaster would strike on the hour mark.

Darren Cole fouled Bastien Hery in the area and Neil Doyle pointed to the spot much to the frustration of the Derry bench.

Shane Duggan paid no attention as he stepped up to take the kick, sending Cherrie the wrong way and slotting the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.

Fifteen minutes later, the Candystripes attacked down the right, Patrick McClean firing an inviting cross, across the face of goal, forcing Rory Feely to direct the ball into his own net.

Aidy Delap came close to extending the lead before a fine, flowing passing move saw Derry make it 3-1.

Parkhouse, Harkin and Junior combined as the latter’s cross was deflected into his own net by George Poynton for a second own goal.

The drama wouldn’t conclude there as Cory Galvin sent a simply sensational long range strike into the top corner of the net to set up a nervy finish.

Despite the nerves that began to engulf the compounds of the stadium, the sizeable home crowd rose in noise as their team held out for a massive three points.

Derry City: Peter Cherrie; Darren Cole, Eoin Toal, Ally Gilchrist, Patrick McClean; Ciaron Harkin (Gerardo Bruna 87), Greg Sloggett, Barry McNamee; Michael McCrudden (Aidy Delap 70); David Parkhouse, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe.

Subs not Used: Nathan Gartside, Ciaron Coll, Evan Tweed, Eoghan Stokes, Josh Kerr.

Yellow Cards: Gerardo Bruna (95)

 

Waterford FC: Matthew Connor; Rory Feely, Kenny Browne, Damian Delaney, Kevin Lynch (George Poynton 30); JJ Lunney, Shane Duggan, Bastien Hery; Aaron Drinan (Ismail Akinade 63), Scott Twine (Cory Galvin 57), Zachary Elbouzedi.

Subs not Used: Huho Ketro, Maxim Kouogun, Dean Walsh, Shane Griffin.

Yellow Cards: Rory Feely (69).

 

Referee: Neil Doyle

Attendance: 3,000 (Estimate)

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Ciaron Harkin (Derry City)



Derry City
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Darren Cole
Defender
Ciaron Harkin
13Scored: 13'
Defender
Patrick McClean
Defender
Eoin Toal
Defender
Ally Gilchrist
Midfielder
Shane McNamee
Midfielder
Greg Sloggett
Midfielder
Michael McCrudden
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Forward
Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe
Forward
David Parkhouse
Forward

Substitutes
Nathan Gartside
Goalkeeper
Adrian Delap
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
Midfield
Ciaran Coll
Defender
Gerardo Bruna
90Booked: 90'
Unknown
Josh Kerr
Defender
Eoghan Stokes
Forward
Evan Tweed
Midfield
Waterford
Matthew Connor
Goalkeeper
Damien Delaney
Defender
Kenny Browne
Defender
Rory Feely
Defender
69Booked: 69'
75OG: 75'
Kevin Lynch
Defender 30'
30Subbed Off: 30'
Zack Elbouzedi
Midfielder
Shane Duggan
Midfielder
60Peno: 60'
Bastien Hery
Midfielder
JJ Lunney
Midfielder
Scott Twine
Midfielder 57'
57Subbed Off: 57'
Aaron Drinan
Forward 63'
63Subbed Off: 63'

Substitutes
Ismahil Akinade
Forward
63Subbed On: 63'
63'
Cory Galvin
Forward
57Subbed On: 57'
57'
88Scored: 88'
Shane Griffin
Midfield
Hugo Keto
Goalkeeper
Maxim Kouogun
Defender
George Poynton
Midfield
30Subbed On: 30'
30'
84OG: 84'
Dean Walsh
Forward


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