Bray Wanderers 0-0 Derry City

Pat McEleney tackles Bray striker Kieran Waters

Derry earned a point against Bray thanks to a fine display from keeper Gerard Doherty at the Carlisle Grounds.

Bray made a good start and Kieran Waters fired wide while City struggled to create openings.

Derry dominated after the break but were again wasteful before Doherty made two superb saves, from Waters and John Mulroy, to keep Derry level.

David McDaid went closest for the visitors with a defected shot going over as Derry stayed in sixth place.

The Candystripes were aiming for a second league win in four days but the hosts forced the pace in the early stages.

Waters squandered their best opportunity and while Derry came into the game, their poor delivery from set-pieces meant they failed to threaten.

City took control on the restart but carried little threat and it was the hosts who went nearest to scoring with two openings midway through the second half.

Sean Houston's back-heel set up Waters but his low strike was kept out by Doherty, who was to make an even better save a minute later.

Mulroy's fierce shot was arrowing into the top corner, only for the outstretched Doherty to palm it away.

McDaid's shot deflected off Dane Massey and flew over as City went in search of an opener, but the match ended with a draw a fair outcome.

In Monday night's other games Sligo beat UCD 3-0, Cork edged out Drogheda 3-2, Bohemians and Shelbourne played out a 2-2 draw and St Pat's clinched a 1-0 win at Dundalk.

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