Bonagee United and Derry City Reserves shared the spoils on Saturday evening at Dry Arch Park.
Bonagee United 1 Derry City Reserves 1
Jamie Lynagh, the Bonagee captain, looked to have won it for Bonagee when he broke the stalemate in the 77th minute, but a deflected Shane McNamee effort late in the game secured a point for the Candystripes.
It had been a game of few chances, but it sprang to life when Lynagh riffled home down the home stretch.
Dean Larkin’s corner was only partially cleared. As the ball was falling, Lynagh had the target in view and his neat effort left Daniel Houghton with little chance of a save.
But Derry drew on level terms when McNamee’s deflected effort beat Paddy Quigley.
Bonagee might have snatched the win when an ambitious attempt by Larkin dropped onto the top of the crossbar.
Larkin was denied by Houghton in the first half, while Quigley did well to get down to Kieran Farren’s shot.
Just after the start of the second half, Matty Doherty tried his luck from distance, but didn’t test Quigley, while McNamee went close a couple of times, speeding away on one occasion before seeing his shot creep wide.
Bonagee United: Paddy Quigley, Glenn Gallagher, Ciaran Daffan, Mark Harkin, Jamie Lynagh, Dean Larkin, Oran Hilley, Ciaran Curran, Kevin Barr, Matty Harkin, Coady Brogan.
Derry City Reserves: Daniel Houghton, Rhys McDermott, Matty Doherty, Ethan Harkin, Luke Campbell, Connor Gormley, Dylan Devine, Kieran Farren, Sean McBride, Shane McNamee, Finn McClure. Subs: Noel Doherty for Devine, Ethan Coll for McClure, Danny McGlynn for Farren.
Referee: Marty Quinn