Derry City 0 Cork City 1
Derry City suffered their second successive defeat when beaten one-nil at Brandywell tonight by SSE Airtricity Premier Division title contenders Cork City.
John O’Flynn scored the decisive goal in the 13th minute when he got on the end of a John O’Shea pass to finish superbly past Gerard Doherty.
It was Derry’s seventh league defeat at Brandywell this season ended any faint hopes Peter Hutton’s side had of finishing in the top four.
City don’t have long to wait to get the chance to get back to winning ways as they travel to United Park on Monday night to take on Drogheda United.
They then have three home games – starting on Friday next with an FAI Cup clash with Malahide United followed by league games against St Patrick’s Athletic and Sligo Rovers.
Derry City: Gerard Doherty, Aaron Barry, Cliff Byrne, Dean Jarvis, Shaun Kelly, Stephen Dooley, Michael Duffy, Patrick McEleney, Barry McNamee, Danny Ventre (Ryan Curran 87), Philip Lowry.
Unused ubstitutes: Ciaran Gallagher, Nathan Boyle, Sean Houston, Shane McEleney, Mark Timlin, Joshua Tracey.
Cork City: Mark McNulty, Ross Gaynor, John Dunleavy, Darren Dennehy, Dan Murray, Geraoid Morrissey, Brian Lenihan, Liam Kearney (Danny Morrissey 67), John O’Flynn (John Kavanagh 46), Joshua O’Shea (Michael McSweeney 77), Mark O’Sullivan.
Unused substitutes: Cillian Morrison, Gavin Kavanagh, Kevin O’Brien, David O’Leary.
Referee: Derek Tomney.
Airtricity Premier Division
Athlone Town (Sweeney 78) 1 Shamrock Rovers (Sheppard 56) 1
Bohemians (Moore 14, Byrne 67) 2 Drogheda United (Brennan 64) 1
Bray Wanderers 0 Sligo Rovers (Zayed 47) 1
Dundalk 0 Limerick City o
St Patrick’s Athletic (Fahy 45, Bolger sent off 57, Byrne 69, Bermingham 77) 1 UCD 0 (latest)
Airtricity First Division
Waterford United 0 Finn Harps (Loftus 16, 36) 2
Wexford Youths (Cantwell 46) 1 Shelbourne (O’Sullivan 14) 1 (latest)