Soccer – Defeat For Derry in Setanta Cup Final

Derry City lost to Crusaders after a dramatic penalty shoot-out in the final of the Setanta Cup Final in Belfast on Saturday. Rory Patterson looked to have won it for Derry when he opened the scoring in the 80th minute but Colin Coates struck the equaliser five minutes later.

The same two players again swapped goals in extra-time when Patterson’s penalty crept in following another Coates header that looked to have given Crusaders victory. With Crus down to ten men Derry couldn’t make the numerical advantage count in extra time.

So it went to penalties and after one miss for each side after five penalties, it went to sudden death. Dermot McCaffrey had the misfortune to see his spot-kick kept out by Crues keeper Sean O'Neill and that left the way open for substitute Gareth McKeown to strike the winner and give the Irish League side their first Setanta Cup.

Setanta Cup Final Result
Crusaders 2 v 2 Derry City
Crusaders won 5-4 on Penalties