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Date: 7:45 p.m. March 11, 2016
Venue: The Brandywell
Att: 2,500 (est)

Ronan Curtis 59' -
Scored: 59'


Red: 80'
- Greg Bolger 80'


League Report: Derry City 1 - 0 Cork City

Sat, Mar 12 2016

Terri-Louise Farren with her husband Mark's retired Derry City jersey Credit: John-Paul McGinley Photography

On the night that Derry City retired their number 18 jersey in honour of Mark Farren, it was fitting that the Candystripes claimed victory against title contenders Cork City with an excellently taken winner from Ronan Curtis.
 
 
A powerful effort from 19-year-old Curtis, a player representing the new generation of players at the Brandywell, was enough to see the Candystripes pick up all three points against the Leesiders in the Bogside on Friday evening. 


It was the perfect response and a solid display from Derry, following their opening night defeat to local rivals Finn Harps the previous week.


Cork City will know that they will have to improve performance wise from this display, if they want to overtake Dundalk and become league champions.  


Derry took the lead in the 60th minute, when Curtis and McNamee linked up well just outside the box, before the teenage buried the ball low into the back of the net, getting his second league goal for the club in the process.
 
 
It was a goal which their second half performance deserved, as they were applying the pressure on Caulfield's side continuously. Cork's night went from bad to worse, as Greg Bolger was shown a straight red card for a foul on Curtis.


Derry City: Gerard Doherty; Niclas Vemmelund, Ryan McBride, Aaron Barry, Dean Jarvis; Harry Monaghan, Conor McCormack, Ronan Curtis (Keith Ward 89), Barry McNamee, Gareth McGlynn (Joshua Daniels 71); Rory Patterson.
Subs not used: Aaron McEneff, Mark McEleney, Patrick McClean, Nathan Boyle, Jordan Allen.


Cork City: Mark McNulty; John Dunleavy, Alan Bennett, Kenny Browne, Eoghan O'Connell; Greg Bolger, Gavan Holohan (Stephen Beattie 53), Gearóid Morrissey; Stephen Dooley (Mark O'Sullivan 69), Sean Maguire, Ian Turner (Karl Sheppaed 62).
Subs not used:  Alan Smith, Kevin O'Connor, Michael McSweeney, Colin Healy.


Referee:  Derek Tomney.
 
Attendance: 2,500 (estimate)
 


Derry City
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
Ryan McBride
Defender
Dean Jarvis
Defender
Aaron Barry
57Booked: 57'
Defender
Niclas Vemmelund
Defender
Barry McNamee
Midfielder
Gareth McGlynn
72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Midfielder
Conor McCormack
61Booked: 61'
Midfielder
Harry Monaghan
Midfielder
Ronan Curtis
59Scored: 59'
89'
89Subbed Off: 89'
Forward
Rory Patterson
Forward

Substitutes
Aaron McEneff
Midfield
Mark McEleney*
Goalkeeper
Patrick McClean
Defender
Joshua Daniels
72'
72Subbed On: 72'
Midfield
Nathan Boyle
Forward
Jordan Allan
Midfield
Keith Ward
89'
89Subbed On: 89'
Midfield
Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Eoghan O'Connell
Defender
90Booked: 90'
John Dunleavy
Defender
Kenny Browne
Defender
Alan Bennett
Defender
81Booked: 81'
GearĂ³id Morrissey
Midfielder
Gavan Holohan
Midfielder 53'
53Subbed Off: 53'
Stephen Dooley
Midfielder 70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
80Sent off: 80'
Ian Turner
Midfielder 63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
Sean Maguire
Forward

Substitutes
Alan Smith
Goalkeeper
Karl Sheppard
Forward
63Subbed On: 63'
63'
Mark O'Sullivan
Forward
70Subbed On: 70'
70'
Kevin O'Connor
Defender
Michael McSweeney
Defender
Colin Healy
Midfield
Steven Beattie
Midfield
53Subbed On: 53'
53'