Derry City give CS Átha Cliath first loss in club history
21 September 15
Derry City 2-0 CSBAC
Connor McCormack’s two penalties broke CS Baile Átha Cliath’s hearts at the Brandywell as Premier Division ninth placed Derry City gave the visitors their first loss ever here in the EA Sports Cup Third Round.
For the visitors from Dublin this was a match that seemed could go in their favor or totally against them. In their first match against a Premiership club manager Michael O’Leary was hoping for some sort of positive in the match. Sadly that did not happen as his club went down 2-0 and are now eliminated from the competition.
Despite the score line the Dubs had keep it close all match long with several chances all 90 minutes long. It just was not their day on the pitch as two big mistakes had caused the club to lose.
This match also saw that there is still a huge divide in the quality of play between the qualities of clubs in the country. It will be awhile until someone from the lower divisions will have a shot at upsetting the top 12 teams of the Premiership.
In both cases the Candystripers were awarded penalties due to two different occurrences of tripping inside the box. The first occurred early on in the 5th minute and the final one came late in the 85th. It seemed like nerves were the biggest obstacle and opponent for the League Two side today.
With that victory Derry City now advance to the quarterfinal. For CS Átha Cliath they will now will focus on other companions.