Could do little to prevent the opening goal and was a virtual spectator thereafter.
Industrious at right-back and delivered numerous fine crosses - Derry's best player on the night.
Coped well with the dangerous Gaffney and looked his usual composed self with the ball at his feet.
Marking could have been better for the first goal, but aside from that, his impressive early season form continues.
Looked short of options but improved in the second half on his recall to the team.
Struggled to get a foothold in an overcrowded midfield but a typically bustling performance from the captain.
Too often drifted inside as Derry went forward, thus struggling to combine well with McCaffrey, but set up the winner.
Found it difficult to get his passing game going, and will have to improve when his side visit Sligo.
Toiled on the right, but to no avail. Improved no end when moved to the middle in the second half and fine strike set up a fascinating finale.
Looked like Derry’s best forward for the second game running, and was denied by a brilliant Murphy stop before being replaced.
Anonymous all night, but pops up with the winner, albeit in a seemingly offisde position. Composed finish.
Save to keep out Rafter’s drilled volley was of the highest of standards and did well to keep out Patterson - unlucky to finish on the losing side.
Probably couldn’t believe his luck with the space afforded for his goal, but did his job well defensively also.
Assured in the air at centre-half, but inexperience showed as game wore on and looked wobbly as Derry stole the points.
Solid defensively in an intriguing battle with Rafter, and offered an outlet going forward.
Caused problems down the right all night, and should have set up the opener only for Gaffney to fire wide.
Another midfield masterclass from the former Cork City man, shielded his back four well and used the ball well.
Put himself about in midfield, but didn't show enough quality to take a foothold in the game.
Tricky customer for McCaffrey to deal with, but disappeared in the second half.
Inexplicably handled twice within 12 minutes, was booked for a clumsy foul, yet covered every blade of grass.
Excellent target man performance from last season’s First Division top goalscorer, but should have scored early on. Unlucky to be hauled off.