Supersub Mulvenna earns Dundalk last-gasp victory over Derry at the Brandywell
Airtricity League: Derry City 0, Dundalk 1
Derry’s Rory Patterson in action against Dundalk at the Brandywell last night. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho
Stephen Kenny will have left the Brandywell with a smile on his face after Dundalk’s late, late winner last night.
And his decision to introduce Tiernan Mulvenna in the 88th minute at the expense of Darren Meenan proved crucial. Mulvenna netted the only goal with his first touch of the ball in the 91st minute as he guided Eoghan Osborne’s incisive pass to the net.
Derry almost took the lead when Michael Duffy ’s effort hit the crossbar in the third quarter.
DERRY CITY: Doherty; Madden, Greacen, McBride, S McEleney; Deery (Rafter 38), Molloy; P McEleney (Kavanagh 31), McNamee, Duffy; Patterson.
DUNDALK: Cherrie; Sullivan, Boyle, Massey, Osborne; Meenan (Mulvenna 88), Towell, Shields (McDonnell 45), Byrne, Dillon; Hoban (Faherty 79).
Referee: R Rogers (Dublin).