Match Info

Date: 21/05/2019
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

Officials

Referee: Sean Grant
Assistants: Brian Fenlon and Shane O'Brien
Fourth Official: Derek Tomney

St Patrick's Athletic vs Derry City

St Patrick's Athletic advanced their prospects of a top-four finish with a fortuitous win 1-0 over Derry City at Richmond Park.

A rare goal from Kevin Toner decided matters in a game of two halves; St Pat's had the better of the first and held on despite wobbling in the second.

The Inchicore side now move to within one point of Derry, who remain in fourth place despite the defeat.

The last time these two sides met in Dublin, the Saints were humbled by a hungrier Derry side, and they were intent on playing much better here, coming off a spirited 1-1 draw against Bohemians on Friday evening.

The home side started with purpose and Simon Madden's cross yielded a header from Gary Shaw that went over the bar.

Shaw was busy in the early stages, forcing a save from Peter Cherrie 13 minutes into the contest.

St Pat's took the lead midway through the first half.

Toner was free at the back post after a Mikey Drennan delivery and he made no mistake.

Derry were incensed that this all transpired while Greg Sloggett was forced off with what was deemed to be a blood injury.

Drennan had a fine first half and combined nicely with Ian Bermingham with 11 minutes left, only to smash his shot over.

The second half was slow to ignite and the spectacle suffered as a result, neither side creating much.

However, Derry started to gain a foothold, and St Pat's began to settle into a position consistent with being in front.

Midway through the half, Derry should have equalised.

A beautiful ball by substitute Barry McNamee put Junior Ogedi-Ozokwe in but his well-aimed strike hit the post.

Gerardo Bruna got some space but drove wide of Brendan Clarke, before the latter flapped moments later at a cross and Ogedi-Ozokwe failed to connect at the back post.

Saints, to their credit, rallied and Madden crossed but Rhys McCabe headed wide.

Again Derry began to dictate and Ogedi-Ozokwe fired at Clarke with seven minutes left.

But he wasted a much better chance moments later, heading wide from a Ciaran Coll cross when he should have scored.

Derry faded out of it thereafter as Harry Kenny's side killed the game to gain three crucial points.

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BUY MATCH TICKETS


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
May, 17th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians1REPORT
May, 3rd 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Waterford3REPORT
April, 26th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2UCD0REPORT
April, 19th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
April, 15th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City3REPORT
April, 5th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk0REPORT
April, 1st 2019LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk2REPORT
March, 8th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
February, 25th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Finn Harps0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 29th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 22nd 2019LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 12th 2019LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 29th 2019LeagueBohemians1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 15th 2019LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 1st 2019LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 22nd 2019LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 1st 2019FriendlyShelbourne0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
January, 12th 2019FriendlyWexford0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 15th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City3REPORT
October, 26th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Derry City0REPORT
August, 24th 2018FaiCupDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
July, 27th 2018LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
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
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
May, 17th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians1REPORT
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 3rd 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Waterford3REPORT
April, 29th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 26th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2UCD0REPORT
April, 22nd 2019LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 19th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
April, 15th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City3REPORT
April, 12th 2019LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT