Rovers 3 - 2 Derry City Reserves

Tuesday 14th February 2023, 8pm

USL fulltime result.

Goals from Gareth Temple, Davy O'Brien and Dean McCarry.

Match Report:

Letterkenny Rovers recorded back to back wins netting late to defeat Derry City Reserves on Valentine's night at Leckview.


The decent size crowd who converged on Leckview Park were loving it on a beautiful night weatherwise with some cracking football played in a keenly contested encounter.


Tim Callaghan struck the bar early as Rovers started quick but it was the visitors who went ahead when Sean Patton's screaming effort found the roof of the bet on 10 minutes.


The home side responded well and were level just five minutes later when a thumping left footed free kick from Gareth Temple gave Fintan Doherty in the City goal no chance.


Derry retook the lead on 24 when Tiernan McKinneys free kick beat Mark Anthony McGinley low to his right.


The action kept going at a fast pace with both sides creating numerous chances but it wasn't until the hour mark when the next goal arrived and it was a cracking effort from Davy O'Brien which restored parity at 2-2.


That set up a cracking finish and after both sides came close to winning it through Callaghan, Conor Tourish and Jack Doherty it was Letterkenny who found the winner in the last minute when Dean McCarry blasted home.