Last Saturday evening Derry City played against Shelbourne in an away match, as they come from a 1:1 draw.
One goal in each half was scored in this one, as the visitors took the lead first in the 29th minute from the penalty kick which was executed by Meite, while the guests leveled up in the 77th over Brennan. The match between these two was quite balanced in both parts, and it is safe to say that both teams deserved a point in this clash.
Derry City is in 8th place, currently in the safe zone, and only one point ahead relegation placed Cork City, but there are still many matches to play in the Premier Division, and much can change.
Midfielder Dunwoody and forward Meite are long-term absentees without playing so far this season anyway.
Cork City routinely defeated Sligo Rovers in the last round with 3:0 result, playing as a home team. They controlled the match right from the very start and looked far better with the ball to their feet.
The home team scored their first goal in the 35th minute over Dalling, while the rest of the action was seen in the second part. Elliot scored from the penalty kick in the 77th minute, and with a goal via Dinanga in an added time, the final result in this one was set.
Cork City finally managed to break their three matches winless streak in the Premier Division, and they are now at play-out 9th place, but if they continue to repeat their appearances from the last match, they will certainly find their way to the safe zone.
The guests keep missing midfielder Morrissey (4/0) and defender Fleming (3/0). Newly signed forwards Fenwick and Elliott are ready for ninety minutes.
Derry isn’t to be trusted that much
Cork City is entering this clash well motivated after their victory in the last round, and I am pretty sure that, despite being an underdog, they can find their way through opponents’ defense. Derry City is expected to win here, and in my opinion, goals shouldn’t be absent from their side, as they are overall should be a better team.