Finn Harps’ unbeaten run got here to a sorry finish as they had been undone by a medical Waterford aspect on the RSC on Friday night time.
Waterford FC . . .7, Finn Harps . . . 1
Three-nil behind on the break, Harps conceded 4 extra in a one-sided second half on an evening to overlook for the Ballybofey outfit.
It means their respectable run of outcomes involves an abrupt finish. Harps had gone into this sport unbeaten in 4 video games, however Waterford – enjoying below newly appointed supervisor Keith Lengthy – had all of it too straightforward.
The house aspect truly took some time to search out their gear, however they broke the impasse simply earlier than the half hour when Roland Idowu lower in from the left and hammered the ball house.
Up till that, Harps had been the higher aspect and whereas they didn’t create too many probabilities, they performed some good soccer.
However as soon as they conceded a second on 44 minutes they regarded doomed – Ellis Farrar heading a Ryan Burke free kick into his personal internet.
There was nonetheless time for a 3rd earlier than half time – former Harps participant Killian Cantwell producing an exquisite end from inside the realm after one other Waterford set-piece.
9 minutes after the restart, Waterford scored a fourth when keeper Hiemer’s mistake was pounced on by Ronan Coughlan who was in a position to flip the ball house.
And after hitting the crossbar quickly after, Idowu hit his second and his staff’s fifth on 69 minutes, discovering the nook of the online with one other good strike.
Substitute Conor Parsons acquired on the scoresheet three minutes after his introduction, changing to the online after Shane Griffin’s preliminary effort was blocked. Then Giles Phillips headed of their seventh on 81 minutes.
There have been few positives to take from this Harps show, though it was a proud night time for teenager Shaunie Bradley – son of former Harps favorite Shane – who got here off the bench on the hour for his first senior look.
Okwuy Okwute scored his first Harps purpose – nothing greater than a comfort effort – when he scrambled the ball house on 85 minutes.
Waterford FC: Paul Martin, Ryan Burke, Niall O’Keefe, Killian Cantwell, Giles Phillips, Tunmise Sabowale (Harvey Warren 86), Ronan Coughlan (Wassim Aouachria 74), Roland Idowu, Shane Griffin (Romeo Akachukwu 86) Barry Baggley (Conor Parsons 74), Dean McMenamy.
Finn Harps: Tim-Oliver Hiemer, Caoimhin Porter, Ellis Farrar (Damian Duffy 84), Daithi McCallion, Noa Baba, Katlego Maghigo (Kevin Jordan 46), Seamus Keogh (Michael Harris 46), Ryan Rainey, Filip Da Silva (Shaunie Bradley 60), Okwuy Okwute (Shane McMonagle 84), Ryan Flood.
Referee: Eoghan O’Shea.
An evening to overlook as sorry Harps hammered in Waterford was final modified: March thirty first, 2023 by