Finn Harps were well beaten by local rivals Derry City in their second pre-season friendly.
A Cian Kavanagh hat-trick, two in the first half to make it 2-0 before completing his hat-trick before the hour mark, followed by two goals from Michael Duffy and a superb long range effort from Sadou Diallo saw a Harps team with five trialists starting well beaten.
Photgraphy by Joe Boland, North West Newspix
Cameron Dummigan’s shot early on missed was a sign of things to come and a long ball through to Kavanagh who raced on to the pass and drilled low into net on 10 minutes set the tone. Patrick McEleney smashed the crossbar four minutes later.
Harps chance as Maher came out and miscontrolled the ball and a trialist wearing number 22 had a shot from 45 yards but St Johnston man Ciaran Coll headed off the line.
Kavanagh had another chance but headed over the bar but after a good break Graydon crossed for Kavanagh and he headed in from six yards, 2-0 at half-time.
A heartwarming tribute to the late Ronan Roddy was held in the form of a minutes applause on the 44th minute, signifying his death at 44 years of age.
Derry made eight changes at the break while Shaun O’Donnell and Seamas Keogh came on half-time for Harps.
Kavanagh got his hat-trick just before the hour mark with a back post header, while Michael Duffy made it four, latching on to a fine pass from Will Patching before firing into the net.
Duffy got his second and Derry’s fifth with 15 minutes remaining after being set up by Jamie McGonigle, while a super long range strike from Sadou Diallo made it 6-0.
Harps played their first pre-season friendly on Friday in a 0-0 draw with Dundalk at Oriel Park and will take on Sligo Rovers on Saturday 11th February at the Showgrounds.
Rogers’ first competitive game in charge will be against Galway United on Friday 17th February.