Derry City ran out 3-0 winners against Finn Harps at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium on Wednesday night in the north-west rivals’ pre-season friendly meeting, writes Charlie Collins.
Derry City 3-0 Finn Harps
Both sides were in experimental mode ahead of the start of the new season next month with an unnamed Norwegian triallist scoring twice for the home side in the first half.
Derry were 2-0 up at the break. It was three when Steven Mallon scored in the 47thminute in a decent, competitive match.
Derry City:Peter Cherrie; Colm Horgan, Eoin Toal, Jamie McDonagh, Ciaran Coll; Gerardo Bruna, Trialist B, Walter Figueira, Jack Malone; Trialist A, Ally Gilchrist. Subs used: Nathan Gartside, Ciaran Harkin, Orrin McLaughlin, Conor Clifford, Michael Harris, Steven Mallon, Conor McCormack, Evan McLaughlin, Jack Parke, Patrick Ferry.
Finn Harps:Tom McDermott; Shane McElaney, Chris Moore, Sam Todd, Mark Russell; Aidy Delap, Leo Sayer, Gareth Harkin, Karl O’Sullivan; Tony McNamee, Jamie Browne. Subs: Kieran Farren for McElaney (55), Dominic Baker and Corrie McBride for Browne and O’Sullivan (68), Darragh Ellison and Stephen Doherty for Todd and Harkin (75), Paddy McGarvey for McDermott (80).