TWO targets by Gabriel Ramos both facet of the interval ended Derry Metropolis’s hopes of staying within the European Convention League.
Dropping 2-0 from the primary leg on the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium, supervisor Ruaidhri Higgins had informed his gamers to dare to dream of a doable win over Riga.
However ultimately Ramos made it a nightmare for The Candystripes on their away journey to Latvia.
James Akintunde ought to have opened the scoring for Derry earlier than Ramos put the house facet in entrance on 33 minutes
The Brazilian added a chic second on 76 minutes as Ruaidhri Higgins’ facet exited shedding 4-0 on combination.
Derry Metropolis’s look ahead to a win over two legs in Europe goes on however issues could have been totally different had they made probably the most of their quick begin in Riga.
13 years on from a 1-1 attract the identical metropolis, Akintunde spurned a gilt-edged probability to halve the deficit when eyeball-to-eyeball with Nils Purins within the Riga purpose.
Danny Lafferty crashed an effort into the facet netting however Derry discovered themselves behind when in a carbon copy of final week’s opener Douglas Aurelio pulled a cross again into the world and Ramos latched onto the ball to fireplace previous Brian Maher.
Purins gifted Brandon Kavanagh a chance to equalise however his try simply sailed over because the Foylesiders went in 1-0 behind.
Not since a 9-0 combination win over Aberystwyth City again in 2014 have Derry superior by means of a European tie they usually had been on track for a fifth consecutive exit.
Will Patching rattled the crossbar from inside the world as they continued to battle within the second interval.
Nonetheless, with lower than quarter of an hour remaining the peerless Ramos scurried down the left, shifted inside and curled in a magnificence from the nook of the field to make it 2-0 on the evening and 4-0 on combination.
Amid the defeat there was a welcome return to motion for Michael Duffy who will likely be in line to characteristic when Metropolis return to League of Eire motion within the north west derby with Finn Harps this Sunday at Finn Park in Ballybofey (kick off 6 pm).
ECL: Ramos double strike ends Derry’s European marketing campaign was final modified: July 14th, 2022 by