Derry City 2-0 St Pat's Athletic

Brandywell action
Stewart Greacen and David McMillan battle for possession at the Brandywell

Derry City moved to the top of the Premier Division table thanks to a 2-0 win over St Patrick's Athletic.

Eamon Zayed missed with two first-half chances and Chris Bennion made a fine save from Patrick McEleney.

Zayed opened the scoring in the 71st minute when he took advantage of a lapse in the St Pat's defence to poke the ball home from close range.

The second came on 82 minutes when the ball came off the knee of Dave Mulcahy for an own goal.

The first chance of an uninspiring first half fell to Zayed but he missed from six yards out after meeting a low cross from Kevin Deery.

Zayed was also unable to convert from a Ruairdhi Higgins cross, while Mulcahy had two chances for the visitors.

After the Candystripes opened the scoring, Daryl Kavanagh lobbed the ball over the head of Ger Doherty when well placed.

Mulcahy found his own net after Greacen headed down a Deery corner.

Derry are level on points with Shamrock Rovers at the summit, but Michael O'Neill's side have one game in hand.

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