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Football | St. Pat's keep the pressure on Derry

Thatโ€™s full time. Brilliant 3-1 win. Fully deserved after a terrific performance all night. Huge thanks to those supporters. who made the long trip up tonight ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป โ€” St Patrick's Athletic FC (@stpatsfc) October 22, 2019 After a dull, scoreless first half in Derry, it was the hosts who took the lead in the 53rd minute through David Parkhouse. The striker applied a simple finish from close range to open the scoring after good work from Ciaran Coll on the left wing. Stephen O'Donnell's visitors drew level eight minutes later when Chris Forrester found the bottom corner with a precise low finish following a poor clearance from Derry's Eoin Toal. Doona then gave the Dublin club the lead 11 minutes from time, running on to Jake Walker's pass before finishing past Peter Cherrie. The substitute doubled his tally four minutes later, cutting inside Jamie McDonagh and rifling the ball into the net after another pass from Walker. St. Pat's now need to defeat league champions Dundalk in Louth and hope that Finn Harps claim victory in Derry. A draw will be enough for Derry, given their vastly superior goal difference (+18 versus St. Pat's' -2). With a promotion/relegation play-off approaching, it remains to be seen what type of team Harps boss Ollie Horgan fields against the Candystripes.
The search for the point to secure European football continues, with @FinnHarpsFC the visitors on Friday for the final game of the season. โ€” Derry City FC (@derrycityfc) October 22, 2019
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