St Patrick’s Athletic’s Chris Forrester on verge of move to England

Derry City grab points at Richmond Park thanks to Ciaran O’Connor’s header

St Patrick’s Athletic Sean Hoare and Derry’s Ciaran O’Connor battle for possession. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic Sean Hoare and Derry’s Ciaran O’Connor battle for possession. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

 

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Derry City 1

St Patrick’s Athletic expect to confirm on Saturday that Chris Forrester has joined Peterborough United after his team-mates’ Europa League qualification hopes suffered another blow against 10-man Derry at Richmond Park last night.

Midfielder Forrester was in England last night negotiating terms after the clubs yesterday agreed in principle to his transfer to the English League One side for an undisclosed fee.

Derry got the only goal of the game when Stephen Dooley cross from the right was finished by Ciaran O’Connor with a simple header.

Conan Byrne should have earned out-of-sorts St Patrick’s a point, but blazed an 86th minute penalty over the bar. The win greatly boosts Derry, who jump three places to seventh.

ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC: Clarke, O’Brien, Hoare, Desmond, Bermingham, Bolger (Brennan 76 mins), Verdon (McGrath 67 mins), Byrne, Chambers, Greene (Bayly 83 mins), Langley.

DERRY CITY: Doherty, Cornwall, McBride, Barry, Jarvis, McNamee, Dooley (Curtis 87 mins), McEleney, McEneff, Morrison, O’Connor (Quigley 80 mins).

Referee: T Connolly (Dublin).

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