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) Prediction: Away win.

Next Fixture

Derry City / October 27th @ 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Maginn Park

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Pos Team Pld Pts
1Cork City3273
3Shamrock Rovers3251
4Derry City3150
5Bray Wanderers3246
6Bohemian FC3244
8St. Patrick's Athletic3238
9Galway United FC3235
10Sligo Rovers3135
11Finn Harps3130
12Drogheda United3118