July 14, 2024

A late aim by Daithi McCallion earned Finn Harps a most deserved share of the factors in a cracking sport towards league leaders Galway United at a loud Finn Park. 

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The guests performed with ten gamers from the twenty third minute after the sending off of Vincent Borden and made Harps work very laborious to earn their level, and the house facet did simply that. 

Harps welcomed again now membership captain Ryan Rainey, from his long-term harm and after his late winner in Kerry final week gave a primary begin to B J Banda whereas with Rory Kelly unavailable and Tim Hiemer out injured additionally gave his debut to Croatian goalkeeper Antonio Tuta.  

Guests and runaway leaders Galway United had received twenty-one of their twenty-four league video games, together with only one defeat, and began tonight’s sport eighteen factors forward of second place Waterford Utd. 

Harps had moved up the desk with wins towards Bray and Kerry to maneuver inside three factors off the play-off spots however would have to be at their greatest to get something tonight.  

They began nicely with Caoimhin Porter and Ryan Flood inflicting Galway smoke issues in huge positions. That just about paid off within the fifteenth minute when Tony McNamee performed Flood away on the left and regardless of the angle, he compelled a great save from Brendan Clarke.  

Only a minute later catastrophe for Harps as Semi Scott Wara failed to chop out a by ball and gifted Ronan Manning a transparent run at aim and he beat the advancing Tuta with a pleasant chipped effort.  

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Harps responded nicely and 5 minutes later McNamee slid one other tremendous move by for B J Banda however he dragged his shot huge of the far put up.  

Two minutes later Galway have been down to 10 males when Vincent Borden acquired a straight crimson card for a really harmful excessive problem on Jamie Watson, as tempers flared in response to the incident each Wara and Killian Brouder acquired yellow playing cards. 

Harps once more pushed on searching for an equaliser and Caoimhin Porter’s shot was blocked within the thirty seventh minute and with the additional man it was Harps on high till half-time and each Porter and Banda went shut with headers however on the break Galway United’s ten males lead 0-1.  

Harps had launched Daithi McCallion for Wara simply earlier than the break and sprung each Sean O Donnell and Patrick Ferry at first of the second-half and it introduced an immediate reward as forty-five seconds into the half they have been stage. Ryan Flood returned a ball into the field and sub Sean O Donnell downward header beat Brendan Clarke, 1-1 and game-on. 

Within the 53rd minute one other Flood cross discovered the pinnacle of Tony McNamee, Clarke saved nicely after which Patrick Ferry’s follow-up was deflected for a nook.  

With the person benefit Harps seemed the extra more likely to push on to win it. Galway had launched one sub at half-time a then made a triple change on the hour. 9 minutes later they took the lead when keeper Antonio Tuta, not for the primary time didn’t cope with a excessive ball, and former Harps man Rob Slevin scrambled the ball over the road from shut vary, a deal physique blow for the house group.  

To their credit score and having seemingly weathered the storm Galway defended their field in numbers making it very tough for Harps to get again on stage phrases for a second time. 

However the storm was not fairly over and Harps have been to not be denied in a sport they deserved to get some reward from, and so it was to be. Tony McNamee’s lengthy throws are a harmful weapon for defending groups and within the ninetieth minute it once more proved priceless because it arrived within the field and Daithi McCallion steered the ball low into the nook of the online, 2-2 and the least Harps deserved for his or her efficiency in a cracking sport. 

FINN HARPS: Antonio Tuta, Semi Scott Wara ( Daithi McCallion 44mins ), Caoimhin Porter ( Aaron McLaughlin 75mins ), Matthew Makinson, Stephen Doherty ( Patrick Ferry h/t), Ryan Flood, Max Hutchison ( Daniel Stokoe 86mins), Jamie Watson, Tony McNamee, Ryan Rainey, B J Banda ( Sean O Donnell h/t).  

GALWAY UTD ; Brendan Clarke, Rob Slevin, Killian Brouder, Stephen Walsh ( Wassim Aouachria 60mins), David Hurley Ronan Manning ( Aodh Dervin h/t ), Vincent Borden, Colm Horgan ( Francely Lomboto 60mins), Conor McCormack, Edward McCarthy ( Evan O Conner 70mins), Oisin O Reilly ( Regan Donelon 60mins). Referee ; Paul Norton 

Finn Harps earn a deserved draw with late aim was final modified: August 4th, 2023 by Employees Author