Finn Harps bounced back from last week’s defeat to Limerick to pick up their third win from four games against Athlone Town on Saturday night in the midlands. Kevin McHugh hit the solitary goal of the game on twenty minutes that ensures just a point now separates Harps from Athlone at the lower end of the Airtricity League First Division table.
Senior Team Match Reports
Athlone Town 0 Finn Harps 1
Finn Harps 1 Limerick 2
High-flying Limerick brought an end to Finn Harps’ run of wins with an impressive victory at Finn Park on Saturday night. Denis Behan was the match winner – his wonderful free kick just before the hour was worthy of winning any contest. The striker’s thunderbolt from fully 30 yards was still rising when it crashed into the net past Harps keeper, Ciaran Gallagher.
Finn Harps 2 Mervue United 0
Finn Harps returned from their mid-season break to record a second successive win against Mervue United in Ballybofey on Saturday night. Goals from debutant Kevin Devaney and Blaine Curtis (pictured) in six second-half minutes gave Harps their fifth win of the campaign, while Mervue tasted defeat for the tenth time. It was also a second clean-sheet on the bounce for Ciaran Gallagher and his defensive team-mates.
Wexford Youths 0 Finn Harps 2
To opine that the second half of this game was of no consequence seems to disrespect the endeavour with which Wexford Youths went about trying to resurrect their fortunes. But the truth is that Finn Harps had this game wrapped up as early as the eighteenth minute.
Harps Unable to Halt Shelbourne Juggernaut
Finn Harps 0 - 3 Shelbourne
by Alan Foley
Shelbourne maintained their flawless away record in the Airtricity League Division One to move 10 points clear of the chasing pack following their comprehensive 3-0 win at Finn Park on Saturday night.
Finn Harps 0 Cork City 2
An opportunistic second-half brace from Shane Duggan catapulted Cork City back into joint-second in the Airtricity League First Division table after they ended Finn Harps’ two-game winning streak in Ballybofey on Saturday night.
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