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Date: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020
Venue: Oriel Park
Att: 3,152

Dane Massey 79' -
Scored: 79'


Jordan Flores 79' -

Live Updates for Dundalk -v- Derry City

Updates by Tom O'Connor

90' + 4'
Not a vintage performance but Dundalk take three points from a resolute Derry side at Oriel Park- something they couldn’t do last season. That’s it from me tonight- oíche mhaith from Oriel and thanks for joining us.

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Dundalk and Derry City.

90'
Four minutes to be added at the end of the half as Derry press forward in search of an equalizer.

89'
Danny Lupano swings a shot wide but he’s been impressive tonight against Michael Duffy, It’s getting edgy here as McDonagh fires over a free kick from halfway which Rogers punches and claims the rebound.

88'
Dundalk bolstering their defence with the introduction of Hoare as Andy Boyle is named as the match sponsor’s Man of the Match.

87'

Substitution

Sean Hoare replaces Daniel Kelly for Dundalk.

86'
Dundalk will be very content if this scoreline stays the same- not a vintage performance by any means but they have kept Derry at arm’s length throughout.

83'

Substitution

Stephen Mallon replaces Ciaron Harkin for Derry City.

81'
A crisp low finish from the full back as Flores drove in the corner from our right. Declan Devine will be annoyed at his defence conceding in such a manner.

79'

ASSIST!

Jordan Flores provided the assist.

79'

GOAL!

Dane Massey scores for Dundalk. A low drive straight from Flores’ corner.

79'

Corner Kick

Dundalk have won a corner kick. Jordan Flores will take it.

77'

Substitution

Adam Liddle replaces Walter Figueira for Derry City.

75'

Substitution

Will Patching replaces Cammy Smith for Dundalk.

74'
3156 here tonight- not a bad number on Valentine’s Night!

72'

Substitution

Jordan Flores replaces Greg Sloggett for Dundalk. Decent outing for the busy midfielder tonight,

72'

Substitution

Jordan Flores replaces Greg Sloggett for Dundalk. Decent outing for the busy midfielder tonight,

71'
Sean Gannon tumbles in the box looking for a penalty, none given but Dundalk win a free kick in midfield.

70'
Duffy v Lupano is won by the winger this time as he jinks inside but his low effort is well saved by Cherrie

68'
Lupano does well to divert a Duffy cross off the former Candystripe and injures himself in the process. Off with the physio now but looking to return.

63'

Substitution

Jack Malone replaces Conor Clifford for Derry City.

61'

Corner Kick

Dundalk have won a corner kick. Michael Duffy will take it. Comes to nothing and Shields’ return pass is well over hit. He’s been quieter this half.

59'

Corner Kick

Dundalk have won a corner kick. Michael Duffy will take it.

59'
SAVE! This time it’s Cherrie’s turn to impress as he springs to his right to deny Dundalk an opener.

58'
Loose ball from Clifford finds Dan Kelly free but, despite rounding Cherrie he couldn’t convert under pressure.

56'
Pinball in the Derry penalty area as Cherrie’s punch is returned by Cleary and Toal bails out his keeper. Living on the edge for Derry!

56'

Corner Kick

Dundalk have won a corner kick. Michael Duffy will take it.

54'
SAVE! Gary Rogers take a bow- stunning close range stop from Nilsen’s header. Outstanding!

53'
Niggly again in the middle as Harkin fouls Shields before the Dundalk skipper himself is penalized and Derry go long.

51'
CROSSBAR! Derry failed to clear a Michael Duffy free kick and Dan Kelly flashed a drive from 20 yards onto Cherrie’s goalframe Unlucky from the former St Pat’s CY winger.

50'
I’m cold and the effort on show isn’t warming me up. Derry are content to take their time over every set piece and seek Nilsen long when they get the chance,

47'
The lively Jamie McDonagh with the first effort of the half but it flashes wide . Seconds later his opposite number Duffy picks out Dan Kelly who shoots narrowly wide,

46'

Second Half

The second half between Dundalk and Derry City has started. Big second half in store.

45' + 1'

Half Time

It is half-time between Dundalk and Derry City. A disjointed half for both sides and both managers will have plenty to say in the dressing rooms. Here’s hoping for a better second half.

45'
Massey fouled in the air by Lupano and Derry concede possession. Shields finds Duffy and his attempted through ball is snuffed out by McCormack.

43'

Corner Kick

Dundalk have won a corner kick. Michael Duffy will take it. Again comes to nothing and the crowds are starting to leave for their half time tea.

42'
Derry putting pressure on Chris Shields in midfield but he’s orchestrating things for Dundalk. Toal heads off his own lines as the Lilywhites seek an opener. Corner.

36'

Corner Kick

Dundalk have won a corner kick. Michael Duffy will take it. Three corners in a row for Dundalk but in the end it’s Derry with the ball in their right back area.

34'

Corner Kick

Dundalk have won a corner kick. Cammy Smith will take it. Short and it comes to nothing. In the next attack, Toal has to head a teasing Sloggett cross over his own bar.

32'
Tempers starting to fray here as Sloggett concedes a free kick. Once more, it’s McDonagh who takes it but the ball eludes the onrushing Gilchrist.

28'
Smith fouled by McCormack in midfield but Duffy’s free kick comes to nothing and Cherrie clears long.

25'
Nilsen has his first effort but Dan Cleary blocks away, Derry recycle and Jamie McDonagh rattles the sidenetting.

24'
Scrappy enough encounter so far as both teams try to ease their way into the season. Derry with a free kick 35 plus yards out which McDonagh drives at Rogers.

21'
Lupano (right) and Coll (left) are the full backs with Toal and Gilchrist in the centre. Figueira (left) and McDonagh (right) are on the wings with McCormack, Hardin and Clifford in the centre. NIlsen is up front.

17'
Dundalk’s first corner of the night comes to nothing.

17'
Derry have a 4-5-1 type of setup with Cherrie in goal.

15'
Dundalk with Rogers in goal, Gannon and Massey the full backs, Cleary and Boyle in central defence. Shields and Sloggett anchor the middle with Smith at 10. Duffy and Dan Kelly are wide with Hoban up top,

11'
Hoban again looking sharp as he latches onto a Lupano block to fire over the bar. Again involved as his flick on sees Duffy caught offside.

10'
Dundalk in a familiar 4-2-3-1 tonight and shouts for a penalty as Duffy went tumbling in the box following some great play by Hoban.

8'

Corner Kick

Derry City have won a corner kick. Jamie McDonagh will take it. Derry City have won a corner kick. 4th corner from McDonagh, three from the far side, one from the near. Derry playing into the Town end in this first half and having the most of the play.

7'
Hoban headed the last McDonagh delivery away and it’s the third of the night for the Candystripes. Cleared for another,

6'

Corner Kick

Derry City have won a corner kick. Jamie McDonagh will take it. Derry City have won a corner kick. Second of the night for Derry City.

2'
Straightaway Dundalk respond as a Dan Kelly cross is nodded over by Hoban without troubling Cherrie.

1'
Early effort from Derry as Coll hooks over from a corner kick. not close but a chance nonetheless.

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GAME ON!

The game between Dundalk and Derry City has kicked off.

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5 minutes to kick off here and the teams are in the tunnel, Bob Marley in on the PA which means only one thing- we’re nearly ready to go!

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Team lineups can be found at the top of the page. For Dundalk, the big news sees on loan Scottish midfielder Cammy Smith start ahead of Patrick McEleney in the 10 role, while Chris Shields- fresh from inking a new deal with the club- has been named as captain. For Derry, there are a number of debuts, most notably goal machine in the Scandinavian leagues Tim Nilsen, on loan Danny Lupano, ex Lilywhite Conor Clifford and former Waterford frontman Walter Figueira

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to our Live Updates for the 2020 season opener of Dundalk v Derry City. Tom O’Connor (@boscoisalive) at the controls here tonight.



Photo Gallery for Dundalk -v- Derry City



Dundalk
Gary Rogers 1
Goalkeeper
Sean Gannon 2
Defender
Daniel Cleary 21
Defender
Andy Boyle 44
Defender
Dane Massey 14
79Scored: 79'
Defender
Michael Duffy 7
Midfielder
© Chris Shields 5
Midfielder
Greg Sloggett 10
72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Midfielder
Daniel Kelly 27
87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
Forward
Patrick Hoban 9
Forward
Cammy Smith 23
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Forward

Substitutes
Sean Hoare 4
87'
87Subbed On: 87'
Defender
Brian Gartland 3
Defender
Jordan Flores 6
72'
72Subbed On: 72'
Midfield
Darragh Leahy 15
Defender
Lido Lotefa 28
Forward
Aaron McCarey 20
Goalkeeper
Will Patching 18
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Midfield
Derry City
1 Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
23 Ally Gilchrist
Defender
3 Ciaran Coll
Defender
21 Danny Lupano
Defender
6 Eoin Toal
Defender
4 Ciaron Harkin
Midfielder 83'
83Subbed Off: 83'
16 Conor Clifford
Midfielder 63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
22 Conor McCormack ©
Midfielder
7 Jamie McDonagh
Midfielder
10 Walter Figueira
Forward 77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
9 Tim Nilsen
Forward

Substitutes
2 Colm Horgan
Defender
13 Nathan Gartside
Goalkeeper
17 Moussa Bakayoko
Forward
11 Adam Liddle
Forward
77Subbed On: 77'
77'
19 Stephen Mallon
Midfield
83Subbed On: 83'
83'
29 Jack Malone
Midfield
63Subbed On: 63'
63'
24 Mark McChrystal
Defender