SSE Airtricity U19 Northern Division,
Derry City v St Patrick’s Athletic,
Sunday, Sep 8, (KO 2pm).

U19s aim to get back to winning ways

The Derry City U19 squad will continue their charge for a top-four finish when they face St Patrick’s Athletic

in an important Northern Elite Division fixture at Brandywell on Sunday afternoon.

Both sides head into the game locked on 26 points, with only goal difference separating them in the table. Derry are currently in sixth position, St Pat’s one place ahead in fifth.

With both clubs desperate to claim a place in the national quarter-finals, defeat on Sunday is not an option.

Bohemians, as expected, have already wrapped up the Northern Division title and have booked their place in the last eight of the national competition. Five clubs are currently in the race for the remaining three slots in the Northern section.

Derry City U19s will look to top scorer Odhran Kennedy for goals on Sunday.

The Inchicore outfit are a notoriously difficult proposition for Derry at this level. Indeed, this weekend will see the sides clash for the twelfth time, with the Candy Stripes still waiting on their first victory.

In their previous meeting back in April, City fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat, Odhran Kennedy and Patrick Ferry were on the mark for City.

Derry will look will look to top scorer, Odhran Kennedy for goals. The flame-haired attacker is having a great season, finding the net on seven occasions from only ten starts.

With only one win from their last five outings, City will know any more slip-ups could mean curtains for their hopes of securing a place in the final phase.

Kick-off at Brandywell is 2pm.

Remaining fixtures:

Sep 14 – Away v Athlone Town

Sep 22 – Home v Finn Harps

Sep 28 – Away v Drogheda United

Under-19 panel:

Daniel Houghton, Dylan Doherty, Jack Parke, Ronan Boyce, Kevin McKinney, Conor Doherty, Odhran Kennedy, Brendan Barr, Jack Malone, Jack O’Donnell, Jordan Nugent, Caolan McLaughlin, Adam Taggart, Mark McFadden, Kian McGarvey, Jack Coyle, Aaron McDaid.