Finn Harps could need to journey the size of the nation to get dwelling after tonight’s recreation towards Wexford at Ferrycarrig Park.
Wexford …0 Finn Harps…1
However the journey might be all that shorter because of a James Crawford personal objective and one other three factors for Dave Rogers facet.
Following on the again of final week’s first rate 2-0 win over lowly Treaty United, Harps have now climbed to sixth place, simply above tonight’s opponents.
The Donegal facet labored onerous all through the sport and Rogers will really feel his facet had been worth for the win regardless of the style of the objective.
That decisive objective got here within the eighty fifth minute when Sean O’Donnell despatched an extended ball into the world just for the ball to enter the Wexford objective off James Crawford.
Wexford had the higher of the early probabilities via the likes of Mark Hanratty and Hugh Douglas with Harps keeper Tim Hiemer incomes his wages within the opening half.
Harps began the second half the brighter with Da Silva trying extra menacing as the sport worse on.
Shouts from the Harps bench for a penalty when Da Silva was taken down within the field by Douglas within the forty sixth minute had been waved away by the referee.
Each side had half probabilities earlier than the house facet maybe ought to have opened the scoring within the 72nd minute.
A low cross from Dobbs into the world solely wanted a faucet in from Piper however the Wexford participant couldn’t get the decisive contact.
With 5 minutes left on the watch it appeared that Harps had been heading for his or her fifth draw however Shane’s McMonagle’s
deflected cross was to alter all that.
Not that Dave Rogers will care by the style by which the objective got here.
Harps now have two dwelling video games in a row towards Longford City subsequent Friday and Athlone City the next Monday.
After a shaky begin, factors from these two outings may lastly give Rogers facet the platform he has been looking for from his younger facet.
Harps: Heimer, Baba, Flood, Filip D Silva Harris (Mashigo), Keogh, Jordan, McMonagle, Farrar, Okqwute (O’Donnell), Rainey.
Harps seize second win on bounce after late Wexford personal objective was final modified: April twenty first, 2023 by