Waterford FC handed Harps one other heavy defeat in a one-sided affair in Ballybofey.
Having crushed Harps 7-1 on the Waterford RSC in March, they scored 4 extra tonight at hand Harps a fourth defeat on the bounce.
Finn Harps …0 Waterford FC…4
It was a troublesome evening for Dave Rogers’ aspect who performed a lot of the second half with 10 males after Daithi McCallion was despatched off for a second yellow card.
By Charlie Collins with image by Joe Boland
At that stage Harps trailed 2-0 and when Dean McManemy cracked residence a 3rd on 63, Waterford had been on their means.
They hit a fourth on 73 minutes when Ronan Coughlan scored from the penalty spot.
Harps confirmed one change from the workforce crushed by Bray Wanderers final week – Michael Harris coming in to exchange Filip Da Silva who dropped to the bench.
Waterford, 5-0 winners over Cobh Ramblers final day out, had been unchanged and on an ideal evening for soccer, they began the sport on the entrance foot.
Ronan Coughlan had an early likelihood, simply failing to attach with a beautiful supply from the correct from Roland Idowu.
Then Barry Crowe Baggley noticed an exquisite strike crash off the underside of the crossbar earlier than the ball bounced away to security.
Their early strain ultimately paid dividends 26 minutes in once they took the lead.
Coughlan obtained on the top of one other nice supply from the correct and whereas Tim-Oliver Hiemer produced a superb response cease, the ball ran kindly for Connor Parsons who turned it residence from shut vary.
4 minutes later it was 2-0. Coughlan obtained a ball to his ft on the sting of the field and with none significant defensive problem he was capable of work sufficient room to fireplace low previous Hiemer.
The Harps keeper was referred to as into motion once more quickly after, denying Shane Griffin’s goalbound shot with one other incredible cease and Shane McMonagle obtained again to clear the dropping ball off the road as Parsons threatened to pounce once more.
It was a half that was completely dominated by the guests who moved the ball with tempo and confidence and deserved to be additional in entrance on the break.
And as soon as Harps went right down to 10 males on 56 when McCallion was red-carded, it was a case of harm limitations.
Finn Harps: Tim-Oliver Hiemer, Caoimhinn Porter, Shane McMonagle, Daithi McCallion, Keith Cowan, Noe Baba, Ryan Flood, Katlego Mashigo, Seamus Keigh, Sean O’Donnell, Michael Harris.
Subs: Filip Da Silva for Harris (half time), Kevin Jordan for Mashigo (60), Damian Duffy for Porter (7
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