April 15, 2024

Finn Harps fell to their first defeat of the marketing campaign after Cobh Ramblers returned to St. Colman’s Park with the three factors.

Jack Larkin scored the one objective of the sport halfway by means of the first-half whereas Harps struggled to get a foothold. 

Finn Harps 0 – 1 Cobh Ramblers

By Stuart Connolly at Finn Park with pics by Joe Boland

That modified within the second-half however probabilities have been restricted whereas Sean O’Donnell was denied a spot kick throughout the dying embers.

Finn Harps have been unchanged from final week’s victory over Athlone City whereas Cobh Ramblers had only one change from their final fixture with Athlone a fortnight in the past. 

It was a sport of throw-ins throughout the opening phases and a few these prompted a little bit havoc among the many Harps defence. Simply 60 seconds in, Matthew McKevitt fizzed an effort narrowly vast after a Cian Browne supply from the left.

One other try from that facet was cleared lower than ten minutes later however it result in a low ball throughout objective from James O’Leary and David Bošnjak slid in on the far submit however couldn’t divert the ball on the right track. 

These moments of hazard ultimately caught up with Harps and Cobh Ramblers took the lead with 23 minutes gone.

Browne supplied the supply from the left facet and after a nick of a defender, it fell invitingly for Jack Larkin to blast past Tim Heimer within the Harps objective.

Harps tried to copy the feat through Tony McNamee however any ball launched into the world was cleared by Brendan Frahill or Dean Larkin.

The theme of throw-ins continued throughout a lacklustre first-half for either side. Noe Baba was the standout for the hosts on the centre of defence. 

A quadruple substitution previous to the hour helped Harps get a foothold within the sport however clear reduce probabilities have been nonetheless tough to conjure up.

Sean O’Donnell and Conor Tourish made a distinction for Harps and it was the latter, together with Baba who helped restrict the guests to scraps throughout the second-half. 

Jamie Watson and David Cawley each had lengthy vary strikes fizz past the meant goal because the minutes ticked away and it was throughout the remaining quarter of an hour that Harps utilized some heavy stress. 

Sean O’Donnell had the most effective alternative and after getting past his marker, his objective sure effort was parried away by the gloves of Darragh Burke.

As the sport entered stoppage time, O’Donnell was concerned once more and the referee’s choice was lambasted by the house trustworthy. The teen received the higher of Justin Equiabor within the field and was hauled down earlier than he may get a shot or cross away. Many anticipated a spot kick however the man within the center, who was poor all through, blew the opposite method and booked O’Donnell for simulation. 

Finn Harps: Tim Heimer; Jamie Watson(Chris Lotefa 81), Matthew Makinson, Noe Baba, Shane McMonagle(Conor Tourish 58); Stephen Doherty(Luke O’Brien 58), Tony McNamee, David Cawley, Max Hutchison(Sean O’Donnell 58), Patrick Ferry(Mark Mbuli 58); Success Edogun. 

Cobh Ramblers: Darragh Burke; Cian Browne, Brendan Frahill, Nolan Evers, Jason Abbott; David Bošnjak(Beineón O’Brien Whitmarsh 73), Dale Holland(Pierce Phillips 80), Dean Larkin, Jack Larkin, James O’Leary(Justin Eguaibor 88); Matthew McKevitt. 

Referee: Oliver Moran

Finn Harps fall to first defeat of season was final modified: March ninth, 2024 by Workers Author