U15: Finn Harps 2-2 Derry City

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Finn Harps 2-2 Derry City

Sean Carlin and Ryan McCreadie (pictured) were on the mark as Derry City U15s played out a 2-2 draw with Finn Harps on Wednesday evening in Killygordon.

The Candy Stripes were well in control during the first half and almost went in front when Callum Gillen prodded home a cross by Oisin Gallagher but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Moments later, Gillen was again in the thick of the action. The talented striker, who has found the net eleven times this season, showed great composure to go round the keeper but a brilliant goal-line clearance denied City the lead goal.

However, it was the hosts who eventually broke the deadlock on 42 minutes when Josh Maxwell hit a great strike in off bar from 25 yards.

Derry came close to restoring parity when Corey McLaughlin went through one on one but he was denied by a smart save from the home keeper.

City equalised on 56 minutes, after some great combination play between Ryan Strunks and Corey McLaughlin, it was the latter who slid Sean Carlin in and he made no mistake finding the net with a clinical finish.

Harps regained the lead three minutes later when they pounced on an under-hit clearance to score through Jamie Harris.

Derry equalised for a second time with 12 minutes left to play. Adam Duffys superb through ball released Gillen whose cross was tapped home from five yards by Ryan McCreadie to seal a share of the spoils.

The U15s continue their development when they host Sligo Rovers this Saturday afternoon at Redcastle.


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