Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 15, 2019
Venue: The Brandywell
Ref:
Att: 2,546 (est)
TV:

David Parkhouse 21' -
Scored: 21'


Liam Scales 58' -
OG: 58'


Eoghan Stokes 66' -
Scored: 66'




League Report: Derry City 3 - 0 UCD

Sat, Feb 16 2019

Goal celebrations at the Brandywell from Derry win over UCD Credit: John-Paul McGinley

Odhrán Crumley reports from the Brandywell Stadium 

Declan Devine made the perfect start to his second stint at Derry City with a comprehensive 3-0 win over UCD at the Brandywell. 

Devine had stated that one of his aims was to bring back the feel good factor around the club quoting that ‘famous Brandywell atmosphere’ in his programme notes. 

It seemed that the Derry native got his wish on more than one front as the Candystripe support turned out in their droves and his players laid on a show, on the pitch. 

The First Division champions started brightest without ever really troubling the home goal. 

While Eoghan Stokes and Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe looked sharp for Derry as a storming challenge from Ciaron Harkin on Jason McClelland drew both the crowd and his team mates into the contest. 

Two minutes later, the deadlock was broken, a cute backheel from Junior found the run of Harkin in the box, who fired the ball across the face of goal for David Parkhouse to finish. 

Seconds later, Parkhouse would come close to doubling his tally, heading Patrick McClean’s deep cross over the top. 

The young Sheffield United striker’s goal was the difference between the teams at the break and would come close once again in the first action of the second stanza only to be denied by Conor Kearns. 

In the 58thminute, the lead was doubled as Stokes’ speculative volley from 40 yards caught Kearns off, of his line. 

Josh Collins could only head the ball into the bottom corner of his own net while in full retreat. 

Stokes would finally get full credit for his efforts and cap a marvellous performance with a goal, poking home, a neat threaded pass from Harkin. 

In the dying embers of the game, substitute Aidy Delap came close on two separate occasions only to be denied by Kearns. 

However, it will all go down as formalities as the Candystripes go top of the Premier Division on goal difference after the first round of fixtures.

 

Derry City: Peter Cherrie; Darren Cole, Eoin Toal, Josh Kerr, Patrick McClean; Eoghan Stokes (Jamie McDonagh 72), Ciaron Harkin, Greg Sloggett, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (Aidan Delap 85), Barry McNamee (Gerardo Bruna 84); David Parkhouse. 

Subs not Used: Nathan Gartside (gk), Ciaron Coll, Shane McNamee, Ally Gilchrist.

Booked: None.

 

UCD: Conor Kearns; Dan Tobin, Josh Collins, Mark Dignam, Liam Scales; Jason McClelland, Gary O’Neill, Richie O’Farrell (Kevin Coffey 72), Neil Furrugia, Timmy Molloy, Conor Davis (Yoyo Mahdy 80).

Subs not Used: Tom Murphy (gk), Conor Crowley, Sean McDonald, Luke Boore, Darragh Corcoran. 

Booked: None.

 

Referee: John McLoughlin 

Attendance: 4,000 (estimate)

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Eoghan Stokes (Derry City).

 

 



Derry City
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Eoin Toal
Defender
Patrick McClean
Defender
Josh Kerr
Defender
Darren Cole
Defender
Eoghan Stokes
66Scored: 66'
72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Midfielder
Greg Sloggett
Midfielder
Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Midfielder
Barry McNamee
84'
84Subbed Off: 84'
Midfielder
Ciaron Harkin
Midfielder
David Parkhouse
21Scored: 21'
65Booked: 65'
Forward

Substitutes
Shane McNamee
Forward
Jamie McDonagh
72'
72Subbed On: 72'
Midfield
Ally Gilchrist
Defender
Nathan Gartside
Goalkeeper
Adrian Delap
85'
85Subbed On: 85'
Midfield
Ciaran Coll
Defender
Gerardo Bruna
84'
84Subbed On: 84'
Unknown
UCD
Conor Kearns
Goalkeeper
Liam Scales
Defender
58OG: 58'
Richie O'Farrell
Defender 72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Josh Collins
Defender
Dan Tobin
Defender
Gary O'Neill
Midfielder
Jason McClelland
Midfielder
Neil Farrugia
Midfielder
Mark Dignam
Midfielder
Timmy Molloy
Forward
Conor Davis
Forward 80'
80Subbed Off: 80'

Substitutes
Tom Murphy
Goalkeeper
Sean McDonald
Midfield
Yousef Mahdy
Forward
80Subbed On: 80'
80'
Conor Crowley
Midfield
Darragh Corcoran
Defender
Kevin Coffey
Midfield
72Subbed On: 72'
72'
Luke Boore
Defender


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