Finn Harps create history tonight, their win over Derry City is their first ever league victory at the Brandywell.
The final score is 2-1 in Harps's favour, they well deserved the three points and it leaves them on 14 points and 4th place in the league after the completion of the first round of 9 games in the 36 game competition.
It is Ruairi Higgins's first taste of defeat since he took over from Declan Devine and the loss leaves Derry City on 8 points and 8th position in the table.
I'm Patrick O Connor and I hope you enjoyed the updates from this, the last of the first round series of matches in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.
Eoin Toal almost levels it at the death for Derry, his header from their last corner comes off the post and is cleared by Harps
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Derry piling on the pressure in the closing stages of the match
Great chance for Jack Malone, Fitzgerald puts him through but he hits the post, that may have been the home sides best chance to get the winner.
Jamie Browne makes his debut for Harps , coming on in a staright swap for Owolabi.
Breakaway attack by Derry but they lack conviction when they get to the final third, Parkhouse and Fitzgerald both fail to have a strike on goal.
The game has reverted to being a scrappy affair, both sides need somebody to put their foot on the ball and control procedings.
David Parkhouse (in) - Brendan Barr (out) (Derry City).
McJanett moves forward for a strike on goal and gains Derry's first corner of the match.
Harps force their 11th corner of the match, Derry have had no corners so far, an indication of the dominance of the Donegal side
Owolabi fouled at the edge of the box, free kick ny McNamee, the initial kick is cleared but Karl O Sullivan is on hand to strike it home, no more than Harps deserve.
Harps start off as they finished in the first half, winning another corner but again nothing comes of it.
Smashing shot from Harps's Will Seymore crashess off the bar, ball goes wide but it would have been a deserved equaliser for the visitors had it gone in
The rain is sweeping down here in Derry, making it very difficuly for both sides to play football.
The game is a bit scrappy, not helped by the wintry weather conditions, Harps are dominating possession but lacking a bit of bite up front while Derry are struggling to string a few passes together.
Harps have had 8 corners so far but are unable to breach the Derry defence, they may rue all these missed opportunties by the end of the match.
Great effort by Patching, draws an excelllent save from McGinley.
Akintunde comes in off the left, beats two defenders and slots the ball into the far corner out of McGinley's reach. A goal very much against the run of play, but new Derry City manager Ruairi Higgins wont be complaining.
Great chance for Owolabi but good save from Gartside, Harps get the resultant corner, their 4th so far, but it comes to nothing.
Harps playing five at the back and dealing with the few sporadic attacks that Derry haved mounted so far.
Will Patching (Derry City) takes a free-kick.
Harps have been camped in the Derry half in the opening few minutes, creating a half chance for Mcnamee which he puts wide.
Its a wet and windy night on the banks of the Foyle tonight.
Welcome to the Brandywell for the clash between Derry City and Finn Harps
Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division
Date: 7:45 p.m. May 3, 2021