Soccer – Derry lose out to Sligo in NW Derby

League of Ireland Premier Division
Sligo Rovers 3 v 0 Derry City

Derry City lost for the first game in nine outing’s on Monday going down to Sligo Rovers in the Premeir Division North West derby at the showgrounds. The Candystrips also finished the game with eight men on the field. The game which was the clubs second league defeat this season seen 3 goals, 4 red cards 12 yellow cards and 2 penalties. There was more action inside the first ten minutes of the second half than there was in the whole of the first half. In the 48th minute Derry defender Eddie McCallion was shown a straight red for a professional foul after he hacked down Rafaele Cretaro in the box. Eoin Doyle duly dispatched the spot-kick. One minute later and things got worse for Derry when they were reduced to nine men,  Kevin Deery stupidly receiving a second yellow. The red cards didn’t end there and in the 54th minute Sligo defender Gavin Peers was shown a second yellow and then a red by referee Alan Kelly. Another penalty scored by Doyle and a third from sub Alan Kirby wrapped up the game for Rovers. The night ended with a third Derry red card, Emmet Friars picked up his second yellow of the game. Derry Manager Stephen Kenny is going to have a selection headache on Friday for the visit of UCD with three players suspended.