15 superb snaps of Derry City fans enjoying first away trip of season at St Patrick's Athletic
Almost 5,000 supporters packed into the Inchicore venue including a large contingent of away fans who made the long trek south on a wintry Friday night.
It was cold and wet at the Emmet Road venue but the weather conditions didn’t deter the Brandywell Faithful from backing their troops who were unfortunate not to see out the game and take a precious victory back up the road.
Jordan McEneff gave City a first half lead they richly deserved and it could and should’ve been more but for a fine save by young St Pat’s keeper David Odumosu who denied Ryan Graydon when clean through on goal and Lee Desmond who headed Ollie O’Neill’s goalbound lob away from danger when his keeper was in no man’s land.
City attempted to close out the match and were managing well until Desmond poked home at the near post from a corner kick in the final minute.
It was a heartbreaking end to the game for the travelling support but they will have taken great encouragement considering St Pat’s will be expected to be right in the mix at the top end of the table once again this season.
On reflection, a share of the spoils at a tough venue on the opening night might prove a valuable one at the end of the season.
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