The principle discuss on the terraces at a somber Finn Park tonight was about how quickly Harps’ new signings might get on the pitch.
Finn Harps 0
Wexford FC 1
The final feeling was that they simply can’t get right here fast sufficient after what was, regardless of a number of spells within the first half, one other uninspiring efficiency from the house aspect.
Harps didn’t actually function within the second half and went down by the hands of an equally drab Wexford FC, who sit 4 factors above them within the standings.
This slender loss was Harps’ ninth of the season and so they presently occupy eighth place within the desk.
After a goalless first-half by which Harps had the majority of the few clear probabilities, Aaron Dobbs netted the one objective of the sport shortly after the hour.
The scoreline might have been added to within the aftermath of that opener, however probabilities went astray for the guests, whereas Harps struggled to check Noel Heron within the second-half.
The opening levels of this encounter might have caused a objective at both finish in what was a quick begin to the primary sport after the mid-season break.
Ryan Flood will at all times again himself from set-piece eventualities and this chance inside 90 seconds was low and induced a spill from Noel Heffernan and thankfully for the netminder, his defence cleared earlier than Filip Da Silva might capitalise.
On the different finish, Danny Furlong raced clear to bear down on objective earlier than taking it on to his favoured proper foot and it required a wise low save from Tim Heimer.
Caoimhin Porter was offered with the subsequent large probability for Harps within the 18th minute after a nicely timed interception however his shot was maybe the least beneficial of three choices with Sean O’Donnell and Da Silva in area to his left.
Whereas the brand new duo of Scott Wara and Matty Makinson received’t be eligible till the first of July, there was a primary begin for Damian Duffy and he nearly marked it with a beautiful strike from distance however this arrowed effort fizzed inches huge of the publish.
Harps continued to have the higher of the openings within the remaining third as Flood went shut from one other free kick and one large alternative went astray within the dying seconds of the half, simply shortly after Noe Baba had fired proper into the grasp of Heffernan.
Da Silva was the architect for the possibility in query and his supply into the realm was able to be taken by O’Donnell however a rushed strike noticed the ball flash huge from lower than 12 yards out.
Wexford began strongly within the second-half and one substitution had the specified impact simply after the hour because the guests discovered the primary objective.
Mark Hanratty had barely set foot on the pitch and he discovered himself in the correct place contained in the field to arrange the unmarked Dobbs who neatly curled the opener into the far nook.
A busy jiffy adopted and Harps might have simply discovered themselves a few targets behind. Dobbs returned the favour for Hanratty simply 60 seconds after their objective however this strike was expertly saved by the outstretched foot of Heimer.
The German shot stopper was stranded for the subsequent alternative from the nook as Hugh Douglas headed narrowly huge whereas Dobbs had the primary overwhelmed only a few minutes later however he might solely discover the aspect netting.
Harps had their moments upfront with the vastly spectacular Aaron McLaughlin – the membership’s youngest ever goalscorer after his strike towards Treaty United – and Sean O’Donnell helped to carve openings too.
At instances that remaining ball simply wouldn’t fall their approach as 5 minutes of stoppage time offered an opportunity to throw the kitchen sink at it. Duffy had a objective certain effort blocked over the bar and Heimer was given permission to go ahead for one final try which fell invitingly to Porter, who sliced his strike as Wexford cleared and the complete time whistle sounded.
Finn Harps: Tim Heimer; Caoimhin Porter, Noe Baba, Keith Cowan, Shane McMonagle, Kevin Jordan; Damian Duffy, Daithi McCallion, Ryan Flood; Sean O’Donnell, Filip Da Silva.
Subs: Aaron McLaughlin for Da Silva(57), Max Johnston for Jordan(71), Ellis Farrar for McMonagle(85)
Wexford FC: Noel Heffernan; Reece Webb, Hugh Douglas, Ben Lynch, James Crawford; Brandon McCann, Corban Piper, Kian Corbally, Karl Chambers; Aaron Dobbs, Danny Furlong.
Subs: Mark Hanratty for Furlong and Darragh Levingston for Chambers(each 61), Sean Fitzpatrick(79)
Referee: Paul Norton
Flat Harps lose extra floor at house to Wexford FC was final modified: June twenty third, 2023 by