Paul Hegarty versus Vinnie Jones.
Paul Hegarty versus Vinnie Jones.

64 photographs of Derry City’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea F.C. at the Brandywell in July 1992

In July 1992 Ian Porterfield brought Chelsea F.C. to the Brandywell for a pre-season friendly match against Roy Coyle’s Derry City F.C.

The match finished 1-1 with Derry striker Mark Ennis getting on the scoresheet for the Candystripes and centre-half Paul Curran putting through his own net for the Chelsea goal.

Among the household names lining out for The Blues on Tuesday, July 21, were Dave Beasant, Frank Sinclair, Paul Elliott, Steve Clarke, Graeme Le Saux, Vinnie Jones, Andy Townsend and Eddie Newton.

The managers would have known one another from their days playing in the old English Third Division in the 1970s. Both enjoyed spells at Sheffield Wednesday but at different times.

Here is a selection of pictures from the exhibition match.

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