1 - 1
FT

Matty Smith 33' -
Scored: 33'


Peno Scored: 77'
- Dean Williams 77'


League Preview: Derry City -v- Drogheda United

Thu, Jun 16 2022

The sides played out a 1-1 draw last time they faced each other in Derry Credit: John-Paul McGinley

DERRY CITY

Third placed Derry City go into this fixture looking to regain a sense of form having seen themselves slip down the table. The season break came at an opportune time for the Candystripes after a poor run that saw them go six games without a victory.

It took a 95th minute equaliser from Eoin Toal to rescue a point at home to struggling Finn Harps last time out.

Having discovered their Europa Conference opponents during the week, the next step is to ensure of qualification for next season.  

Ruaidhri Higgins emphasised the need to start afresh.

“We’re looking forward to get going again on Friday ahead of what looks like a really busy second half of the season," siad Higgins.

"The time off has given us the chance to shake off a few injuries and both Cameron Dummigan and Patrick McEleney are now ready to go, which is great news for us.

“It was good to get a short break but we were back early enough and the boys have been back into their schedule very quickly” 

DROGHEDA UNITED

If the mid-season break was a welcome to Derry, it was perhaps a curse for the visitors. Prior to it, they had recorded wins over champions Shamrock Rovers, Finn Harps and a draw with Bohemians.

It had seen them move away from the relegation places and set their sights at the sides above them. With a decent run of home fixtures to come, it could allow them move into the top-half of the table.  

They will have to do it without the on-loan duo of Sam Long and Sean Roughan however. Both have returned to their parent club, Ipswich Town, as the deal had finished.

Given that each player had settled into the side quite well, and were nominated for player of the month, they will prove to be a big loss. It is up to others to step up in their place instead. 

Referee: Alan Patchell

MATCH STATS

The games this season have resulted in a win and a draw. In the responding fixture at the Brandywell, it was a Jamie McGonigle double who helped secure the points for the home side. 

At Head in the Game Park the game ended in a 1-1 draw, as Ryan Brennan's header cancelled out Joe Thomson's opener for the Candystripes.

Ryan Brennan and Dean Williams are joint topscorers for United with four goals each.

BETTING

Derry City 7/25; Draw 19/4; Drogheda United 11/1.

PREDICTION

Derry City 2-1 Drogheda United  

Derry City

Injured: Michael Duffy 

Doubtful: Ronan Boyce

Suspended: None

Drogheda United

Injured: Darragh Markey

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: Luke Heeney, Gary Deegan

 


Derry City
LMay 20, 2022
Derry 1 - 2 Dundalk
LMay 23, 2022
Sligo 2 - 1 Derry
DMay 27, 2022
Derry 2 - 2 Harps
DJune 17, 2022
Derry 1 - 1 Drogheda
WJune 24, 2022
UCD 0 - 1 Derry
Brian Maher 26
Goalkeeper
Shane McEleney 16
Defender
Cameron Dummigan 23
Booked: 35'
Defender
Ciaran Coll 3
Booked: 41'
Defender
Cameron McJannet 17
Defender
Patrick McEleney 10
Midfielder
Brandon Kavanagh 20
64'
64Subbed Off: James Akintunde 64'
Midfielder
Will Patching 14
Midfielder
Caoimhin Porter 33
64'
64Subbed Off: Joe Thomson 64'
Midfielder
Jamie McGonigle 9
Forward
Matty Smith 12
Scored: 33'
Forward

Substitutes
Daithi McCallion
Defender
Jack Malone 29
Midfield
Daniel Lafferty 24
Defender
Nathan Gartside 1
Goalkeeper
James Akintunde 11
64'
64Subbed On: Brandon Kavanagh 64'
Booked: 71'
Forward
Orrin McLaughlin 34
Defender
Evan McLaughlin 25
Defender
Liam Mullan 38
Midfield
Joe Thomson 8
64'
64Subbed On: Caoimhin Porter 64'
Midfield
Drogheda
WMay 20, 2022
Drogheda 3 - 1 Harps
WMay 23, 2022
Drogheda 1 - 0 Shamrock R
DMay 27, 2022
Bohs 1 - 1 Drogheda
DJune 17, 2022
Derry 1 - 1 Drogheda
DJune 24, 2022
Drogheda 0 - 0 Sligo
1 Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
3 Evan Weir
Defender
4 Andrew Quinn
Defender
14 Dane Massey
Defender
16 Dayle Rooney
Midfielder
26 George Poynton
Midfielder
24 Darragh Nugent
Midfielder
10 Dylan Grimes
Midfielder 41'
41Subbed Off: Adam Foley 41'
22 James Clarke
Midfielder
Booked: 37'
66'
66Subbed Off: Darragh Markey 66'
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
17 Dean Williams
Forward
Peno Scored: 77'

Substitutes
Hamzat Salam
Midfield
18 Charles Mutawe
Defender
7 Darragh Markey
Midfield 66'
66Subbed On: James Clarke 66'
28 Evan Haddock
Defender
11 Adam Foley
Midfield 41'
41Subbed On: Dylan Grimes 41'
12 Aaron Davis
Goalkeeper
5 Keith Cowan
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2022 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. June 17, 2022

Venue: The Brandywell

Referee: Alan Patchell

Attendance: Unknown

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