April 15, 2024

Finn Harps held a deserved lead for slightly below an hour when Referee Marc Lynch pointed to the spot with Matthew Makinson the alleged responsible get together.

Finn Harps ….1 Cork Metropolis …1

Success Edogun had given Harps the lead within the first-half for his second of the marketing campaign and he may have doubled their benefit late on however the penalty transformed by Jack Doherty drew the sport stage after a name of handball.

By Stuart Connolly with footage by Joe Boland.

The outcome lifts Harps onto 4 factors from their first two video games, Cork Metropolis sit on the identical quantity having gained their first fixture too.

Each side triumphed throughout gameweek one with Finn Harps coming from behind to win in Bishopsgate whereas Cork Metropolis recorded a 2-0 victory over Kerry FC in Turner’s Cross.

Darren Murphy was compelled into one change for this encounter with Tim Clancy’s staff – Max Hutchison in for the injured Aaron McLaughlin.

Set-pieces have been the early supply of any hazard however they by no means resulted in something clear lower at both finish.

With 17 minutes gone on the clock, Harps took the lead after a second to overlook for Sean Murray. His response informed the story as his backpass to Bradley Wade didn’t fairly have the required connection and it allowed Success Edogun to behave quick and calmly slot the ball previous the netminder from 35 yards and into an unguarded objective for his second objective in as many video games.

Alternatives have been slim pickings for a lot of the first-half with Tony McNamee hitting a shot that was all the time rising whereas a Patrick Ferry shot met the identical destiny because the minutes ticked away.

On the different finish, it was no totally different. Harry Nevin had a protracted vary effort routinely saved whereas a couple of extra corners have been the supply of some menace however the house defence held agency to carry their lead on the half-time interval.

The guests have been fast out of the blocks within the second-half and the house defence was known as upon to maintain that clear sheet in tact.

Barry Coffey had a goalbound shot blocked by Matthew Makinson whereas Evan McLaughlin had two pops at objective thwarted by Noe Baba.

Edogun was Harps’ essential menace up high and two massive probabilities fell his approach within the minutes surrounding the hour mark. His first effort was blasted sky excessive from a promising place however the second ought to have discovered the again of the web. Performed by means of by Ferry, the striker was one-on-one however sliced his effort into the aspect netting.

Simply minutes later and far to the frustration of the house followers who voiced their opinion on the matter, Makinson was adjudged to have dealt with the ball within the space. Jack Doherty stepped up and slammed his penalty house regardless of the perfect efforts of Heimer who dived the proper approach.

Harps had the perfect alternatives to win the sport late on each through the foot of McNamee.

One got here courtesy of a free kick, aimed for the highest left nook which Wade saved fairly nicely.

The second got here in stoppage time courtesy of a nook. McNamee’s supply was exact and landed on the top of Makinson and amongst a number of gamers, it was in some way clawed away from hazard.

The house crowd’s chanting towards referee Marc Lynch on the last whistle was not surprising after he had no small half in denying their staff full factors.

Finn Harps: Tim-Oliver Heimer; Jamie Watson, Matthew Makinson, Noe Baba, Shane McMonagle; Max Hutchison, Stephen Doherty(Darragh Coyle 82), Tony McNamee, David Cawley; Patrick Ferry(Mark Mbuli 67), Success Edogun.

Cork Metropolis: Bradley Wade; Harry Nevin, John O’Donovan, Charlie Lyons, Cian Coleman; Jack Doherty, Evan McLaughlin(Jaden Umeh 75), Sean Murray, Barry Coffey, Niall Brookwell(Cathal O’Sullivan ht); Nathan Wooden.

Referee: Marc Lynch

Contentious penalty denies Harps victory over Cork Metropolis was final modified: February twenty third, 2024 by Employees Author