Match Info

Date: 30/03/2018
Kick-Off: 7:30pm
Competition: League
Venue: Brandywell Stadium

Officials

Referee: Robert Harvey
Assistants:

Derry City vs St Patrick's Athletic

Derry City made it three wins in a row in the Airtricity Premier Division at the Brandywell, but they had to work very hard to claim the points against St Pat's.

The Dubliners had a host of chances but Aaron McEneff's brace and a super goalkeeping display by Gerard Doherty ensured Kenny Shiels' side kept up their impressive home form.

Pat's would have had a glorious chance to take an early lead as Dean Clarke's left wing centre would have picked out an unmarked Ryan Brennan, but for an outstanding sliding clearance by the back-tracking Rory Hale.

The deadlock was broken on nine minutes as Aaron McEneff won possession inside the St Pat's penalty box, before blasting home, giving keeper Barry Murphy no chance.

The Dubliners should have levelled things on 23 minutes as Jake Keegan saw his close range strike saved by Gerard Doherty and Clarke's follow-up shot came back off the crossbar.

From Conan Byrne's resulting corner the visitors thought they had levelled things but Keegan's goal was controversially disallowed by referee Robert Harvey, the referee felt the Dubliner was in an offside position.

On 42 minutes St Pat's missed another glorious opportunity as another high ball caused problems for the home side, but Clarke was unable to turn the loose ball home from some six yards out.

Early in the second half another Byrne right wing corner was nearly turned into his own net by Eoin Toal, but Doherty got down to keep the effort out. St Pat's continued to dominate things as they made a double change on 69 minutes with Christy Fagan and James Doona replacing Jake Keegan and Ryan Brennan.

The home side doubled their advantage when McEneff gathered Paterson's pass, sidestepped a tackle, before slamming a brilliant finish to the roof of the net.

St Pat's were denied a goal on 79 minutes as Owen Garvan's close range strike after a neat passing move, was somehow kept out by a diving Doherty.

The visitors deservedly pulled one back a minute later as another goal mouth scramble ended with Clarke turning the ball home from close range.

On 88 minutes Simon Madden's right wing cross found an unmarked Clarke, but the striker's glancing header was easily saved by Doherty.

Right at the death Patterson should have sealed the points for City, but he somehow fired over from close range, after Rory Hale's centre had fallen perfectly to him.

Deep into stoppage time Doherty had to make another top draw save as he dived to keep out James Doona's goalbound strike, before Darren Cole got back to clear the loose ball off the line.

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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
March, 30th 2018LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 5th 2016LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 5th 2015LeagueDerry City0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
October, 19th 2012LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 4th 2012LeagueDerry City0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 12th 2011LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 22nd 2011LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 27th 2008LeagueDerry City0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
September, 7th 2007LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 23rd 2007LeagueDerry City0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
April, 21st 2018LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 21st 2018Under15St Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps1REPORT
April, 16th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Waterford0REPORT
April, 14th 2018Under15St Patrick's Athletic3Dundalk1REPORT
April, 13th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 9th 2018LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic4Dundalk4REPORT
April, 7th 2018Under15Shelbourne0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
April, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Bray Wanderers0REPORT
March, 30th 2018LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 25th 2018Under15St Patrick's Athletic5Derry City0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
March, 30th 2018LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 25th 2018Under15St Patrick's Athletic5Derry City0REPORT
October, 27th 2017LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 14th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Derry City1REPORT
April, 28th 2017LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
October, 28th 2016LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Derry City2REPORT
August, 5th 2016LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 6th 2016LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Derry City1REPORT
August, 28th 2015LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Derry City1REPORT
June, 5th 2015LeagueDerry City0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
April, 21st 2018LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 16th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Waterford0REPORT
April, 13th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Bray Wanderers0REPORT
March, 30th 2018LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 23rd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Limerick0REPORT
March, 16th 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Dundalk0REPORT
March, 9th 2018LeagueBohemians0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 26th 2018LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT