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League of Ireland: Derry City slump to second successive league loss with 1-0 defeat by Galway United

Paul McMullan and Robert Slevin in aerial action
Paul McMullan and Robert Slevin in aerial action [Inpho]

Derry City suffered a second successive Premier Division defeat as they went down 1-0 at home to Galway United.

Substitute Stephen Walsh scored a superb goal late on to snatch all three points for the visitors who secured their first win in four league matches.

The Candystripes created little on the night and fall to third place in the table, one point above their opponents.

City were handed their first defeat of the campaign last time out away to Bohemians.

Having won each of their first three home games they looked to bounce back against Galway.

The first meeting between these sides since 2017 was a low-key affair in the first period, although Shane McEleney headed just over for the hosts.

After the break, Mark Connolly went close for Derry but Galway looked the more threatening.

Brian Maher made a huge stop to deny Aodh Dervin in a one-on-one situation.

But the deadlock was eventually broken when Walsh slotted beyond the reach of the City goalkeeper on 85 minutes.