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Derry City advanced to the second round of the FAI Cup courtesy of a penalty shootout win against nine-man Drogheda United at Head In the Game Park.
19-year-old Evan McLaughlin scored the winning penalty while Nathan Gartside saved from James Clarke and Killian Phillips to allow Derry to progress.
Dinny Corcoran's goal at the very end of stoppage time at the end of the first half had Drogheda in front.
However, that was cancelled out by Danny Lafferty’s 96th minute leveller from the spot, the left-back doing what Junior couldn’t earlier in the game.
After Dane Massey’s dismissal for a handball on the line, the Derry striker saw his penalty hit the post. Despite having at least one extra man for 40 minutes, Derry looked as if they wouldn’t do enough to force their way past a dogged and determined Drogheda rearguard.
That was until Lafferty’s dramatic late intervention from 12 yards. By that stage, James Brown and Drogs boss Tim Clancy had also been sent off.
Evan McLaughlin wins it for @derrycityfc in the penalty shootout!@derrycityfc progress into the next round of the FAI Cup, winning 4-2 against @DroghedaUnited, after the sides were deadlocked following extra time.— SSE Airtricity League (@SSEAirtricityLg) July 24, 2021
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