Full time in the Ryan McBride Brandywell, and it has finished Derry City 0-0 Sligo Rovers. A dull enough second half, with chances for both teams really at a premium. Derry City pressed on for a winner deep in stoppage time, but Eoin Toal was unable to make the most of two excellent chances.
Sligo didn't create much throughout, and seemed happy to settle for a draw as the second half wore on. Although they didn't have much going forward this evening, they defended resolutely and Derry were unable to break them down.
Derry City 0-0 Sligo Rovers the final score at the Ryan McBride Brandywell, we'll be back with next weekend's fixtures!
Derry City 0-0 Sligo Rovers
Eoin Toal gets into the box again but scuffs the shot and it tamely rolls in to McGinty's arms.
Eoin Toal strides forward and fires just wide from outside the box! Derry pressing hard for a winner here...
Patching gets a shot away that deflects off Morahan and out, but referee McGraith gives a goal kick, much to Patching's annoyance
Four minutes added on
Correction to the last Sligo sub - Aidan Keena was replaced by Mata
Max Mata - Aidan Keena (Sligo Rovers).
Kavanagh's cross has to be tipped over by McGinty as it dropped towards the goal!
Adam McDonnell (Sligo Rovers) is booked.
Yellow card for McDonnell as an incident was spotted by the linesman
Derry's final ball has been sloppy in the last few minutes, Lafferty over-hitting one for Smith to chase, but it's out for a goal-kick
Bolger strides forward from midfield, collides with Dummigan and goes down injured, he looks to be in some pain....
Akintunde does well to get his cross in from the right but McGinty rises highest to catch
Yellow for Bolger as he takes down Kavanagh just inside the Sligo half
Robbie McCourt is down for Sligo, a change may be imminent...
Derry break on a lightning quick counter attack, Kavanagh picks out McGonigle but Buckley gets across to usher the ball out of play, despite McGonigle calling for a foul
Derry City break, but McGonigle is inches offside
McEleney cleared the first ball out for another corner, but O'Sullivan's ball causes chaos in the Derry box second time around. Cawley's shot however, is straight at Brian Maher.
Corner to Sligo after a quick counter attack, McDonnell's shot deflected away
A quick Derry break sees Dummigan cut inside from the left, but McGinty is equal to his low shot
Fitzgerald's corner is too deep, it's worked out to McDonnell but his cross goes harmlessly out of play
Sligo corner after more great work from O'Sullivan on the right
Sligo have started the second half much brighter. O'Sullivan's deep cross is snuffed out by the Derry defence
Great chance for Sligo! Will Fitzgerald was in acres of space on the left and his cross found Keena, but his first time shot went just over the bar!
Back underway in Derry!
Half time here at the Ryan McBride Brandywell, and it's Derry City 0-0 Sligo Rovers. Derry City in cruise control for a lot of the first half, with excellent chances coming the way of Brandon Kavanagh, Jamie McGonigle and Eoin Toal. Sligo woke up a little bit as David Cawley hit the crossbar with the last kick of the half.
Stay with us for live updates from the second half!
One minute of additional time here...
Toal's flick on can't find Akintunde from the free and it goes out for a Sligo goal kick
Free in for Derry on the right wing after Bolger fouls McEleney again
Bolger picks up on a loose ball and finds Fitzgerald, but his cross is straight at Maher in the Derry goal
A sustained spell of Sligo possession but they are struggling to break Derry City down. O'Sullivan can't find a Sligo shirt with his pass, Derry work the ball out and Banks fouls Akintunde on the edge of the Derry box for a free out
Easy for Maher to get a hold of the ball at the second attempt and Derry clear away
Corner for Sligo after Cawley's shot is deflected wide by McJannet
Bolger fires just wide in a rare Sligo foray forward
Eoin Toal finds himself high up on the right wing but his excellent cross can't find anyone! Derry have certainly been the dominant side here so far
Corner for Derry after great work from McGonigle, Patching's cross is cleared away
Sligo press down the right, O'Sullivan can't find a Sligo man with his cross
Another massive chance for Derry! McEleney at the heart of another great move, he finds Toal with a cross but he heads just wide!
Big chance for Derry! McEleney releases Kavanagh in the box, McGinty gets a hand to it but Kavanagh goes down, referee Damien McGraith gives a corner...
Sligo finally get some time on the ball, and after some neat passing, McCourt's switch finds O'Sullivan but he had just strayed offside
Cawley tries to find Keena, but he's well marshalled by the Derry defence. Derry break on the counter-attack, but McGonigle's tame shot is easy for McGinty to hold
After the initial free is cleared away, it's worked back out to Patching on the left wing but his cross his hacked away by the Sligo defence
Free in for Derry after McEleney is taken down by Banks
Patching's cross is gathered easily by McGinty
McEleney drawing on his experience to win a free from Bolger on the left wing...
It's been all Derry City so far here, they've had the best of the chances so far and have been dangerous in possession
Corner Derry, after Pijnaker's slices a clearance behind from Dummigan's cross
Derry go close again! McGonigle finds space in the box and rattles the crossbar!
Excellent break from Derry down the right, ball falls to Kavanagh outside the box but an excellent save from McGinty denies him!
Cagey opening so far in Derry, both sides feeling each other out in the opening minutes
We are underway at the Ryan McBride Brandywell!
Competition: 2022 League of Ireland Premier Division
Date: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 28, 2022