Both North West sides lost 3-0 in the League of Ireland on Friday night. Derry City suffered their second defeat in four days following their loss to Drogheda United at The Brandywell in the Premier Division while Finn Harps went down to Limerick in the First Division tie at Jackman Park.
Drogheda's Gavin Brennan scored twice for the visitors with his first coming in the ninth minute of the game. The Drogs wrapped up the match with two goals in the first ten minutes of the second half.
With so many players still out injured Derry are struggling to stick with the pace of the sides above them. After Tuesday 4-0 defeat to Sligo in the cup Derry have conceded seven goals in their last two matches.
Derry Assistant Manager Paul Hegarty says its a difficult period for club.
Finn Harps lost on Friday down in Limerick to a side that is chasing the First Division title with the leaders Longford.
Harps were unlucky to go a goal behind on the half hour mark but late in the game Thomas Mc Bride was sent off and from the resulting penalty Limerick went two up before bagging a third close to the end.
Finn Harps manager Peter Hutton felt that the scoreline didn't reflect the result.