May 19, 2024

Tony McNamee netted his fourth purpose of the marketing campaign within the ultimate levels of the sport as Finn Harps ended a run of 4 video games with no win.

By Stuart Connolly at Finn Park with pics by Joe Boland

Huge parts of this sport glided by in a flash as clear minimize probabilities evaded each units of gamers.

Much like the sport on the twenty ninth of March, Tony McNamee scored the one purpose of the sport to place one other three factors on the board for Finn Harps.

The victory and clear sheet has pushed them as much as third within the standings.

Tommy Barrett’s Treaty United began the season in enviable type, profitable their first three outings however the final couple of months have been a wrestle, as they’ve didn’t win any of the final eight.

Barrett made only one change to the facet that misplaced at Market’s Discipline final weekend in opposition to UCD with Alec Byrne in for Leon Kirrane.

Darren Murphy made 3 times as many modifications to his facet with David Cawley welcomed again into the beginning lineup after damage. Mark Mbuli was introduced in too whereas 18-year-old Academy Graduate Max Johnston was given his first begin for the membership.

Much like their opposition, Harps’ type had additionally dipped and that confirmed within the final three video games which resulted in defeat and a failing to attain.

Harps had an early alternative on this sport to place that purpose drought behind them. On the counter assault, Tony McNamee performed via Mark Mbuli and his contact took him past Oisin O’Reilly however the ultimate strike was narrowly huge of the goal.

Half an hour into the competition, photographs on purpose had been sporadic at finest. A touchline confrontation between Darren Murphy and Tommy Barrett had sparked however that feud was short-lived as Harps went shut with one other probability.

Mbuli made the preliminary run and after Johnston’s shot was blocked, it rolled invitingly into the trail of David Cawley and his effort seemed sure for the underside nook till a deflection modified its course.

Into the second-half, with one other 45 minutes gone and within the historical past books, Harps had gone over six hours with out the discovering the again of the web.

Possibilities remained uncommon however those who did pop up fell to these in blue and white. Noe Baba had a purpose sure effort saved and Treaty United managed their first actual opening of the sport with over a hour gone. Stephen Christopher arrange Lee Devitt however his nicely struck volley was huge of the mark.

This encounter between the 2 was starting to seem like a mirror picture of the sport in Market’s Discipline on the finish of March and with slightly over ten minutes to go, McNamee popped up for a second of déjà vu.

Performed via the center of the realm, McNamee’s first contact allowed him the liberty to stare down Corey Chambers and slot the ball into the underside proper nook.

Success Edogun nearly doubled that lead a second or two later however his strike was saved on the close to put up by Chambers.

Treaty did pressure the problem with a few late set-pieces however Harps’ defence held out within the ultimate moments.

Finn Harps: Tim-Oliver Heimer; Jamie Watson, Noe Baba, Matthew Makinson, Luke O’Brien; David Cawley(Darragh Coyle 83), Ryan Rainey, Tony McNamee, Mark Mbuli(Sean O’Donnell 64); Success Edogun(Patrick Ferry 87) Max Johnston.

Treaty United: Corey Chambers; Robbie Lynch(Evan O’Connor 73), Ben O’Riordan, Mark Walsh, Oisin O’Reilly; Alec Byrne, Scott Kirkland(Nikodem Kozlowski 89), Thomas Considine, Lee Devitt; Stephen Christopher, Mark Byrne(Richkov Boevi 89)

Referee: Oliver Moran.

Captain Supremo McNamee drags Harps again to profitable methods was final modified: Might third, 2024 by Employees Author