July 18, 2013
Plucky Derry go down fighting
Derry gave Trabzonspor a scare in their Europa League second qualifying round first leg before going down 4-2 in Turkey.
Adrian Mierzejewski and Paulo Henrique handed the hosts side a two-goal lead within 15 minutes, only for City to come storming back.
David McDaid pulled one back at the Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium before Patrick Kavanagh drew parity in the 32nd minute.
It had looked like a shock could be on the cards, only for an own goal from captain Barry Molloy to put Derry on the back foot before half-time.
Giray Kacar put Trabzonspor further ahead early in the second half but City continued to threaten, with Ryan McBride firing just wide in injury time as the match finished 4-2 to the hosts.
|1 Onur Kivrak||1 Gerard Doherty|
|23 Remzi Giray Kacar||5 Stewart Greacen|
|28 Ondrej Celustka||17 Simon Madden|
|22 Mustafa Yumlu||6 Shane McEleney|
|92 Olcan Adin||18 Eoghan Osbourne|
|20 Gustavo Colman||7 Ruaidhri Higgins|
|10 Adrian Mierzejewski||4 Barry Molloy|
|18 Aykut Akgun||14 Paddy Kavanagh|
|7 Volcan Sen||10 Patrick McEleney|
|61 Zeki Yavru||25 Barry McNamee|
|12 Filho Paulo Henrique||21 David McDaid|
|29 Tolga Zengin||Eugene Ferry 30|
|4 Aykut Demir||Ryan McBride 12|
|11 Yasin Oztekin||Sean Houston 16|
|25 Gomes da Costa Carlos Alanzinho||Mark Griffin 9|
|8 Soner Aydogdu||Michael Rafter 15|
|19 Abdulkadir Ozdemir||Ryan Curran 23|
|9 Emre Gural||Michael Duffy 22|
|Gomes da Costa Carlos Alanzinho for Adrian Mierzejewski (68)||Ryan McBride for Paddy Kavanagh (64)|
|Emre Gural for Filho Paulo Henrique (75)||Michael Duffy for Patrick McEleney (73)|
|Yasin Oztekin for Volcan Sen (80)||Mark Griffin for David McDaid (86)|
|Eoghan Osbourne (60)|
|· Squads: Trabzonspor | Derry City|