A 25 yard strike from Emmet McCarron was enough to give Derry City all three points in Saturday’s U15 League Cup clash in Redcastle.
Two evenly matched sides went head to head and there was very little to separate them in the first half. Harps started much the brighter, but it was Derry attackers that tested Doherty in the Harps’ goal. Derry took the lead when a ball played across the front of the goal was tapped to the net by Luca Doherty.
Harps responded positively and went close to equalising through Conor Campbell and Jamie Harris. The equalising goal came from the in-form, Mark M’buli. M’buli received the ball with his back to goals, turned on his right and shot from 20 yards out.
The match looked destined for draw when McCarron scored from 25 yards in the 70th min. Harps threw everything at Derry for the last few minutes but Derry’s rearguard held out to win 2-1.
Harps next game will see them play Shamrock Rovers at home. A date and time to be confirmed during the week.