Finn Harps 1-2 Derry City
WILL Patching scored twice in the first half as Derry City got the better of Finn Harps in an entertaining derby in Ballybofey this evening.
Derry took an early lead when Will Patching netted a penalty after Ethan Boyle was adjudged to have fouled David Parkhouse.
Harps got back on level terms in the 16th minute when Boyle headed home from close range.
The home side were threatening after that but it was Derry who regained the lead in the 44th minute when Patching scored a brilliant free-kick.
HT: Harps 1-2 Derry
Tunde Owolabi and Adam Foley both went close to scoring at the start of the second half, but Derry survived.
Both sides had chances to score after that and Derry struggled to deal with set-pieces as the second half progressed.
Harps pressed forward in the final ten minutes but Derry held on to collect all three points, and they leapfrog Harps in the table and move into sixth place.