7 - 1
FT

Will Patching 13' -
Scored: 13'


Jamie McGonigle 22' -
Scored: 22'


Jamie McGonigle 23' -
Scored: 23'


Cameron McJannet 34' -
Scored: 34'


Cameron Dummigan 45' -
Scored: 45'


Ronan Boyce 55' -
Scored: 55'


Jamie McGonigle 61' -
Scored: 61'


Scored: 63'
- Alex Nolan 63'


League Report: Derry City 7 - 1 UCD

Sat, Apr 23 2022

Will Patching was on the scoresheet as Derry City had a comprehensive victory over UCD Credit: Clare McCahill

Derry City recorded a dominant 7-1 win over UCD at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium on Friday night to cement their place at the top of the Premier Division.

 

The Candystripes played at home for the first time since last Friday’s defeat against Shelbourne- their maiden defeat of the season. Since that game, they also recorded a 1-1 draw away at Drogheda United which saw the gap back to Shamrock Rovers in second place cut to a single point, wiping out the six point advantage the Candystripes held before last weekend’s Good Friday fixtures.

 

For their part, visitors UCD had been undone by a late own goal to fall to a narrow defeat against St Pat’s on Monday. This having conceded a penalty and a late second goal on their own trip to Drogheda on Good Friday. 

 

The Students made 5 changes from the loss to the Athletic with Mark Dignam, Liam Kerrigan, Dylan Duffy and Donal Higgins returning to the starting eleven. Lorcan Healy resumed between the posts, having missed out to debutant Kian Moore on Monday. Ruaidhri Higgins bringing Patrick McEleney, Jamie McGonigle and Brandon Kavanagh into his starting selection while Brian Maher recovered from the illness which had kept him out of the Easter round of games.

 

Derry opened the scoring after just 13 minutes with in form playmaker Will Patching collecting a sumptuous ball from Patrick McEleney to fire past the recalled Healy for his sixth goal of the season and bringing him above Sligo’s Aidan Keena at the top of the league scoring charts. However, the returning McGonigle was quickly in on a slice of the scoring action and a quick fire double just past the twenty minute mark- the first a long ball from Cameron Dummigan, the second courtesy of an assist from keeper Maher- saw the Candystripes 3-0 to the good.

 

Worse was to come for the visitors before half time as both Cameron McJannet- a header from a dinked Matty Smith delivery- and his namesake Dummigan with an effort from distance found the net to leave Derry City five goals ahead at the interval. Dummigan himself was replaced by Joe Thompson during the break while Andy Meyler made 4 changes for the visitors.

 

Unlike on Monday night, Thompson didn’t get on the scoresheet in the second half, however Ronan Boyce did- his third of the season- as well as a hat trick for McGonigle which saw the former Coleraine striker move one clear in the league goalscoring charts on seven, matching the number of goals the Candystripes scored on the night.

 

Higgins used the second half to give game time to a number of Academy prospects with Evan McLaughlin, Daithi McCallion and Gerard Storey all seeing action and, despite Alex Nolan netting a consolation from UCD, the Candystripes remain top of the pile after 12 games- one point clear of a resurgent Shamrock Rovers who beat Bohemians 3-1 in their Dublin derby to record their fifth victory in a row on Friday night.

 

Derry City: Brian Maher; Ronan Boyce (Daithi McCallion 69), Shane McEleney, Cameron McJannet, Eoin Toal (c) (Ciaran Coll 56); Brandon Kavanagh, Cameron Dummigan (Joe Thomson 46), Patrick McEleney (Gerard Storey 63), Will Patching (Evan McLaughlin 56); Jamie McGonigle, Matty Smith.

Subs not used: Nathan Gartside, Daniel Lafferty, Liam Mullan, James Akintunde.


 

UCD: Lorcan Healy; Sam Todd, Evan Osam, Michael Gallagher, Luke Boore (Eoin Farrell 46); Liam Kerrigan, Donal Higgins (John Ryan 46), Dylan Duffy (Alex Nolan 46), Mark Dignam (Adam Verdon 46), Evan Caffrey (Adam Lennon 77); Colm Whelan.

Subs not used: Kian Moore, Jamie Duggan, Aaron Corish.



Referee: Ben Connolly.


Derry City
DMay 6, 2022
Derry 1 - 1 Bohs
DMay 9, 2022
Derry 0 - 0 St. Pats
LMay 13, 2022
Shamrock R 1 - 0 Derry
LMay 20, 2022
Derry 1 - 2 Dundalk
LMay 23, 2022
Sligo 2 - 1 Derry
Brian Maher 26
Goalkeeper
Ronan Boyce 2
Scored: 55'
69'
69Subbed Off: Daithi McCallion 69'
Defender
Shane McEleney 16
Defender
Cameron McJannet 17
Scored: 34'
Defender
© Eoin Toal 6
56'
56Subbed Off: Ciaran Coll 56'
Defender
Brandon Kavanagh 20
Midfielder
Cameron Dummigan 23
Scored: 45'
46'
46Subbed Off: Joe Thomson 46'
Midfielder
Patrick McEleney 10
63'
63Subbed Off: Gerard Storey 63'
Midfielder
Will Patching 14
Scored: 13'
56'
56Subbed Off: Evan McLaughlin 56'
Midfielder
Jamie McGonigle 9
Scored: 22'
Scored: 23'
Scored: 61'
Forward
Matty Smith 12
Forward

Substitutes
Daithi McCallion
69'
69Subbed On: Ronan Boyce 69'
Defender
Daniel Lafferty 24
Defender
Nathan Gartside 1
Goalkeeper
Ciaran Coll 3
56'
56Subbed On: Eoin Toal 56'
Defender
James Akintunde 11
Forward
Evan McLaughlin 25
56'
56Subbed On: Will Patching 56'
Defender
Liam Mullan 38
Midfield
Gerard Storey 21
63'
63Subbed On: Patrick McEleney 63'
Midfield
Joe Thomson 8
46'
46Subbed On: Cameron Dummigan 46'
Midfield
UCD
LApril 29, 2022
Bohs 3 - 0 UCD
DMay 6, 2022
UCD 2 - 2 Dundalk
WMay 13, 2022
Harps 0 - 1 UCD
LMay 19, 2022
UCD 0 - 3 Shamrock R
LMay 23, 2022
Shels 2 - 0 UCD
1 Lorcan Healy
Goalkeeper
22 Sam Todd
Defender
3 Evan Osam
Defender
2 Michael Gallagher
Defender
5 Luke Boore
Defender 46'
46Subbed Off: Eoin Farrell 46'
7 Liam Kerrigan
Midfielder
18 Donal Higgins
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: John Ryan 46'
11 Dylan Duffy
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Alex Nolan 46'
8 Mark Dignam
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Adam Verdon 46'
9 Evan Caffrey
Midfielder 77'
77Subbed Off: Adam Lennon 77'
10 Colm Whelan
Forward

Substitutes
23 Adam Verdon
Midfield 46'
46Subbed On: Mark Dignam 46'
26 John Ryan
Defender 46'
46Subbed On: Donal Higgins 46'
27 Alex Nolan '
Midfield
30 Alex Nolan
Forward 46'
46Subbed On: Dylan Duffy 46'
Scored: 63'
16 Kian Moore
Goalkeeper
12 Adam Lennon
Midfield 77'
77Subbed On: Evan Caffrey 77'
14 Eoin Farrell
Midfield 46'
46Subbed On: Luke Boore 46'
Jamie Duggan
Defender
Aaron Corish
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2022 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. April 22, 2022

Venue: The Brandywell

Referee: Ben Connolly

Attendance: Unknown

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