Derry said: "The referee did have the last word and there are disappointments from both sides, but I think we'll leave that for another day.
"I don't think either manager will ever both get what they want out of them.
"Overall, I'm really pleased with the point because it was a big game for us.
"Steve came here and wanting to win and I know what he's like as a character, I've worked with him before and his players did very well for him.
"When you get a point like that at the death, you'll take anything because there were a lot of disappointments on the pitch.
"They showed their character and they showed exactly what I want them to do.
"As a manager I want them to express themselves right until the very end and I felt they did that and there are young players learning every day with us."