Preview: Saints Vs City

  • Fri, Aug 12, 2005 @ 0:00

Derry City saw their run of six straight league wins come to a halt last week when they were fortunate to grab a late equaliser against Bray at the Brandywell. Tonight they face a St. Pats side still struggling.

St. Patricks Athletic vs Derry City
(Richmond Park - 7:45 pm - Premier - Live on TG4)
Referee: Alan Kelly

The Saints ground out a 0-0 draw with Shamrock Rovers last week and could have snatched the win with better finishing. They've managed only one goal in their last five games and they need to improve on that to avoid getting dragged downwards.

Derry were disappointed with last week's result but with almost everyone else drawing too it had little impact on the table. They still trail Cork City by four points and look to at least temporarily cut that gap.

Stephen Caffrey, Robbie Doyle and Alan Reilly are all available again for the Saints after suspension. Colm Foley is out injured.

Kevin Deery, Eamon Doherty and Eddie McCallion are all long term injury victims for Derry. Killian Brennan, Ruaidhri Higgins, Sean Hargan and Alan Murphy are all doubtful for differing reasons.

League form for St. Patricks Athletic : DLWLL
League form for Derry City : DWWWW

Previous meeting(s):
Derry City 2-2 St. Patricks Athletic (20/05/2005)
Derry City 1-1 St. Patricks Athletic (23/09/2004)
St. Patricks Athletic 0-1 Derry City (02/07/2004)
Derry City 0-0 St. Patricks Athletic (08/05/2004)
St. Patricks Athletic 1-1 Derry City (19/03/2004)

IrishFootballOnline.com Prediction: Away win.


Next Fixture

Finn Harps / August 18th @ 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

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Pos Team Pld Pts
1Cork City2467
2Dundalk2550
3Derry City2543
4Shamrock Rovers2538
5Bray Wanderers2635
6Bohemian FC2533
7Limerick2528
8St. Patrick's Athletic2527
9Finn Harps2427
10Galway United FC2525
11Sligo Rovers2625
12Drogheda United2518