Figueria is crowded out of it as he tries to wade though bodies towards the Dundalk goal. That might be Derry's last foray forward.
The game has ended between Derry City and Dundalk.
All the goals were scored in a nine minute window in the first half. Dundalk blistered into the lead before Derry pegged one back. Alas there was to be no more goals on the night. Derry finished strong and could have nicked something from the game.
Dundalk can look forward to European action with domestic necessity looked after for the time being, that win earns them an important three points and helps solidify third place and European qualification for next year.
Thanks for follwing the game here on Extatime.com with me, Ciarán Fisher. A match report will be online shortly.
Peter Cherrie has to make a save from that free. It was well hit but the netminder looked like he always had it covered.
Patick McEleney gets the ball about tend yards outside the box, he turns on it, trying to pick a pass and wins a free. This could be one of the last attacks of the game.
Four minutes of additional time.
All the pressure is on the vistor's at the moment but time is running out for Derry. That blistering start from Dundalk their undoing.
Clifford slides in on McEleney and give a free' away. He needs to be careful.
Connor Clifford has a go from distance and McCarey has to stretch to push it away from the top corner.
It's taken quickly and Dundalk nearly get caught out again, McCarey forced to react and push it out again when Jack Malone has a go and the vistors are napping. The Dundalk players protest they didn't hear the whistle for corner.
Dundalk deal with the second corner and the ball is cleared but there are some calls for handball. All the action is at either end of this match.
Ten minuts of regular time remaining. Derry City are still breathing.
The Candystripes get posession on the edge of the Dundalk box due to a misplaced John Mountney pass. Leahy managees to nick the ball away from danger.
Patrick McEleney plays a good forward ball to Duffy who looked to be away on his own but the ball bobbles and goes behind him. That was a let off.
After that early glut of goals, you might have hoped this would be a goal fest. Maybe that will be the lot. The game has slipped into a bit of a lull now. Dundalk's fresh legs, and the quality of those legs has seen them on top so far in the second half. But they haven't put the squeeze on Derry yet, or rather haven't been able to crack the home defence.
Good defending by McJannet cuts out a Micheal Duffy cross from the let with black shirts swarming in the box.
Colm Horgan (in) - Darren Cole (out) (Derry City). It seems Cole picked up a knock.
Colovic shows good feet to cut in on the right, he cooly makes a cross but it's harmless and cleared. He'd have done better to have taken a moment to deliver a better ball there. He'd the hard work over him.
Derry fail to clear the ball from deep in their own half and Darragh Leahy pounces on a loose ball, his cross gathered by Cherrie.
Eoin Toal gets under a punted free kick from Hamill, but it bounds off the top of his head and over without any worthwhile purchase.
It looks like Chris Shields and Patrick Hoban could be making an appearance. Two noticable omissions from the starting line up tonight, Dundalk have their Europea League games in three days to think about too.
Here were our season predictions from the start of the year. Who could have predicted this year?!
The Louth men seem content to see this half out. A win for them will go some way to securing third place and European football for next year.
I must have a look at the Extratime.com writers' season predictions again, I bet they'd make interesting reading now.
Derry City currently sit 8th. Four points ahead of neighbouring Finn Harps and six above bottom placed Cork.
Ohhhhhh. Walter Figuera gets away down the left and cuts in to shoot. McCarey saves it but it spills out into the six yard box. Jordan Flores is in the right place to get rid of it. Good finish to this half from the Candystripes.
Colovic whips a free-kick out wide in and Boyle is in the home-side's box to meet it, but he's offside.
Corner kick for Derry City, Ibrahim Meite looked like he might get on the end of it but Andy Boyle is first to the ball.
Walter Figueira pulls a shot wide of goal. He was fortunate to get that chance as Gannon looked to have dealt with the danger but the ball spilled away.
Dundalk work the ball into the box twice in quick succession but Peter Cherrie is able to gather on both occasions. Either chance just needed a bit more pace on the finish and it could have been a third for the outgoing champions.
Cameron McJannett had the ball wide of the box and he dinked a cross over the visiting defenders' heads, it looked dangerous but there was nobody on the far side to do anything with it.
Gregg Sloggett is getting treatment for a blood injury at the moment. It shouldn't end his participation in the game, he seems keen to get on with things.
After a brilliant start from Dundalk, Derry begin to probe. Derry enjoying a little bit more of the ball now. They do say 2-1 is the worst lead to have, you are only a goal up and you know your opponents can score.
An entertaining game so far, three goals with only a score of minutes on the clock.
Darren Cole (Derry City) scores. Cole coverts after Ciarán Coll was denied by a bock from David McMillian. Dundalk's lead is halved, a timely goal for the Candystripes.
Sean Murray (Dundalk) scores. Murry is in a fine vein of form with big goals at the moment, he rifles it into the top right of the net just inside the box. Great start for the Lilywhites.
Competition: 2020 League of Ireland Premier Division
Date: 5:45 p.m. Oct. 19, 2020