The Finn Harps U19s conceded a last-minute goal allowing Derry City to leave Ballyare with the three points on Sunday evening.
Finn Harps 0 Derry City 1
Joe Boyle’s Finn Harps side had started the game well with Carndonagh Community Schoolboy Corey McBride prominent.
On four minutes McBride had a shot deflected wide following a cross from Niall McGinley.
McBride then forced an 18th minute corner which he took himself and found McGinley whose close-range header went narrowly wide.
Kieran Farren grabbed the winner in the 91st minute from a corner.
Finn Harps: Eoin McGing; Lee McLaughlin, Kealan McGill, Keenan Diver, Pat Loughrey; Jack Doherty, Stephen Doherty, Niall McGinley; Ronan Gallagher, Jamie Browne, Corey McBride. Subs: Gabby Aduaka, Darren McElwaine, Joel Bradley-Walsh, Jack O’Donnell, Patrick McGarvey (Gk)