Derry City deservedly picked up the three points at the Brandywell as they piled even more misery onto Cork City.
Derry City 2
Cork City 0
It is now seven league games without a win for John Caulfield’s side who were rarely a threat in this game whereas Derry City can look forward to Monday’s game with Bohemians on the back of another impressive performance.
The first goal in this one was always going to be important and it went Derry City’s way on 22 minutes. Ogedi produced a brilliant run from his own half deep into Cork territory and won his team a free kick 25 yards from goal. The Derry players crowded the Cork penalty area and Jamie McDonagh’s free kick went right to the back post where Eoin Toal beat Mark McNulty to the ball and scooped the ball over the line to give the hosts the lead.
Derry City missed a great chance to seal the points on 78 minutes. Barry McNamee exchangd passes with Ogedi before being fouled in the area by Conor McCormack. Referee Rob Harvey pointed to the penalty spot before dismissing the Cork man for a second caution. When the dust settled down, Jamie McDonagh took the spot-kick but saw his effort saved by McNulty before Ogedi blazed the rebound over the crossbar.
Cork immediately raced down the other end and could have levelled but Cherrie was equal to Tilley’s effort, pushing it behind for a corner.
The game was finally ended on 89 minutes when Derry attacked in numbers and Ciaron Harkin laid the ball off for McDonagh on the edge of the area and he drilled it low past McNulty and into the bottom corner to make it 2-0.
Derry City: Peter Cherrie, Ciaran Coll, Patrick McClean, Eoin Toal, Darren Cole, Ciaron Harkin, Barry McNamee, Greg Sloggett, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe, Jamie McDonagh, David Parkhouse (Eoghan Stokes 90).
Cork City: Mark McNulty, Shane Griffin, Sean McLoughlin, Dan Casey, Conor McCarthy, Conor McCormack, Garry Buckley, Darragh O’Connor (Daniel Smith 45’), Karl Sheppard (Darragh Crowley 82’), James Tilley, Darragh Rainsford.
Referee: Rob Harvey.
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