Match Info

Date: 18/05/2018
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

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St Patrick's Athletic vs Derry City

St Patrick's Athletic leapfrogged Derry City into fourth place in the table as they twice came from behind to earn a fourth successive win following a madcap SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash at Richmond Park.

The result saw Derry's slide continue as they've now taken just one point from their last four games.

Playing with the confidence of a side in form, St Pat's began impressively, creating a couple of chances inside the opening two minutes.

Derry's Gavin Peers had to a make a crucial block tackle on Jake Keegan who got in behind from Simon Madden's ball down the right.

From Conan Byrne's resulting corner, Lee Desmond powered a header over the top.

But a blunder by Saints' keeper Barry Murphy gifted Derry the lead on six minutes.

Murphy's pass out fell short. Aaron McEneff pounced to steal the ball and set up Rory Patterson for a simple tap in.

In a thrilling start, Saints were level within a minute.

Conan Byrne burst clear down the right flank to cross for Keegan, controversially deprived a goal in a 2-1 defeat at the Brandywell in March, to side-foot into the far corner for his fifth league goal of the campaign.

But yet again, dubious defending cost St Pat's a second goal on 17 minutes.

Defender Darren Cole wasn't tracked as he galloped forward to play a one-two with Nicky Low.

Cole's low drive then took a deflection to arrow in to the bottom right-hand corner of the net with Murphy rooted to the spot.

Happier at the other end of the pitch, Saints' Conan Byrne drove a free kick over the top before crossing for Thomas Byrne to plant a back post header straight at Derry keeper Ger Doherty.

Thomas Byrne then pulled back an Ian Bermingham diagonal ball to set up Darragh Markey who skied his shot over the bar when he should have hit the target.

In open end to end play, Murphy redeemed himself for his earlier mistake when saving bravely at the feet of McEneff while Jack Doyle's follow-up was cleared for a corner.

In an action packed finish to the half, St Pat's turned the game on its head.

First Derry's Rory Hale headed Madden's 42nd minute cross onto his own crossbar.

When the ball dropped, skipper Doherty recklessly pushed over Ryan Brennan to concede a penalty.

Conan Byrne sent Doherty the wrong way from the spot to equalise.

St Pat's then took the lead right on 45 minutes, defender Kevin Toner rising majestically to score with a bullet header from Conan Byrne's corner.

And it got better for the home side into the second half.

Toner burst forward from the back to find Thomas Byrne who skilfully cut inside Eoin Toal before rifling to the net to make it 4-2 on 54 minutes.

Darragh Markey showed delightful feet to add the gloss on 90 minutes with a rising shot.

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BUY MATCH TICKETS


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 9th 2018LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic5Wexford0REPORT
July, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk3REPORT
June, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers3REPORT
May, 25th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City3REPORT
May, 18th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Derry City2REPORT
May, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers0REPORT
May, 4th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
April, 27th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Bohemians2REPORT
April, 16th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Waterford0REPORT
April, 9th 2018LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic4Dundalk4REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 9th 2018LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic5Wexford0REPORT
July, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk3REPORT
June, 29th 2018LeagueBohemians1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers3REPORT
June, 8th 2018LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 1st 2018LeagueBray Wanderers3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 25th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City3REPORT
May, 22nd 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 18th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Derry City2REPORT
May, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 18th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Derry City2REPORT
March, 30th 2018LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
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
July, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk3REPORT
June, 29th 2018LeagueBohemians1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers3REPORT
June, 8th 2018LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 1st 2018LeagueBray Wanderers3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 25th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City3REPORT
May, 22nd 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 18th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Derry City2REPORT
May, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers0REPORT
May, 11th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT