Targets by Ryan Rainey and Filip Da Silva in every half gave Finn Harps a deserved second win of the season and first at residence.
Finn Harps …2 Treaty Utd …0
These two groups had proved to be the draw specialists within the early phases of Division One.
By Charlie Collins with photos by Joe Boland
Harps had recorded 4 of their opening eight video games whereas Treaty had three of their seven video games to this point.
Apparently each groups solely victory earlier than tonight was over Longford City as only a level separated them within the backside 4 of the desk.
With Daithi McCallion, Caoimhin Porter and Keith Cowan all lacking , Harps gave begins to Kevin Jordan and Shane McMonagle and had Michael Harris in a extra withdrawn function on proper.
After a vigorous begin with each groups getting ahead at each alternative it was the guests who created the sport’s first actual probability when Enda Curran despatched Success Edogun via on aim within the 14th minute however the advancing Tim Oliver-Hiemer saved together with his foot and Ellis Farrar clear from close to the aim body.
Three minutes later Ryan Flood’s beat chip discovered Ryan Rainey within the field however he couldn’t management the ball however did received a nook and from that Flood once more discovered Rainey who headed residence for six yards out to open the scoring.
Three minutes later Flood was at it once more when his piledriver from 25 yards got here crashing again off the crossbar with keeper Shane Hallahan crushed.
Harps, in entrance of a house crowd of greater than 1,200 followers, continued to be the higher aspect after this and seemed harmful going ahead whereas Treaty struggled to create any actual hazard as Farrar and Noe Baba seemed strong on the coronary heart of the house defence.
Within the thirty ninth minute Treaty lastly created one other aim probability when the vigorous Stephen Christopher’s harmful cross was headed away from hazard by Ryan Rainey.
At half-time Harps led 1-0.
The guests confirmed extra intent going ahead at first of the second-half however left themselves uncovered on the again in doing so and Harps seemed harmful with the tempo of Da Silva and Okwute inflicting just a few anxious moments.
Within the sixtieth minute Ryan Rainey discovered Okwute who held off a defender and squared the ball for Flood, he determined to go the ball to the web fairly than blast it however keeper Hallahan denied him with a blocked save.
4 minutes later it was 2-0 to Harps. Rainey discovered Harris with a brilliant cross-field go. He chipped the ball into Okwute within the field, he held off the closest defender and by some means acquired a low cross into the trail of Filip Da Silva who slammed it into the web from a yard out.
The guests, with little to lose at this stage determined to throw themselves into assault mode which was once more going to depart them susceptible on the again.
They made a lot of adjustments and nearly pulled one again when Tim Hiemer failed to gather a Lee Davitt free-kick and Mark Walsh blasted goalwards however his shot was blocked and Harps survived a harmful second.
To their credit score Treaty stored pushing arduous to get again into it however Harps defended nicely within the dying minutes to report their second win and first at residence.
Finn Harps: Tim-Oliver Hiemer, Kevin Jordan , Noe Baba, Eillis Farrar, Shane McMonagle , Filip Fjeldheim Da Silva, Seamas Keogh, Ryan Rainey, Michael Harris , Ryan Flood, Daniel Okwute ( Max Johnston 90mins).
TREATY UNITED: Shane Hallihan; Ben O’Riordan, Andy Spain ( Colin Kelly 79mins), Anthony O’Donnell ( William Armshaw 73mins) , Lee Devitt; Mark Walsh, Alec Byrne; Conor Barry, Success Edogun, Stephen Christopher; Enda Curran ( Dean George 73mins).
Subs: Fionn Doherty , Colin Kelly and , Martin Coughlan
Referee ; Mark Moynihan.
Harps bag first residence win of the season was final modified: April fifteenth, 2023 by