April 15, 2024

Targets from debutants Success Edogun and Mark Mbuli and in between a cracker from Jamie Watson noticed Finn Harps come from 2-0 down after solely twelve minutes to beat Longford City on this season opener.

Longford City…2 Finn Harps…3

Harps obtained off to the worst potential begin on this season opener at Strokestown Street as Chris Lyons scored twice within the opening fifteen minutes to get Longford City off to a flying.

Harps gave debuts to Dave Cawley and Success Edogun however discovered themselves chasing the sport after that horrible begin.

They suffered one other setback when Aaron McLaughlin had to get replaced on account of harm, Mark Mbuli got here on to make his debut.

To their credit score they settled into their recreation and pulled a objective again when Success Edogun beat two defenders and his shot took a deflection on its approach to the online for a debut objective and Harps again within the recreation within the twenty eighth minute.

It remained 2-1 at half-time and Harps within the combine regardless of that poor begin.

There was a interval of stalemate within the opening quarter of the second-half earlier than Harps utilized some stress and within the 59th minute when Stephen Doherty’s wonderful shot was pushed onto the woodwork by keeper Jack Brady , a let-off for Longford.

Nevertheless the keeper might do nothing within the 68th minute when Jamie Watson drove ahead and blasted a cracking shot previous him to carry Harps again on degree phrases at 2-2 and with momentum.

Tim Hiemer made a superb save to disclaim the house aspect after which Harps sub and debutant Chris Lotefa obtained via however was denied by Brady as issues hotted up as time ran out.

However simply once we thought the factors could be shared and Harps had completed nicely it obtained even higher as Mark Mbuli stepped as much as crack residence a brilliant winner to finish an excellent comeback from 2-0 down after solely twelve minutes to take all three factors and a profitable begin for Supervisor Darren Murphy.

Longford City FC ; Jack Brady , Shane Elworthy , Kyle O Connor , Jamie Egan , Luke Wade-Slater ( Mohammed Boudiaf 79mins) Viktor Serdeniuk , Chris Lyons, Adam Wixted , Bastian Hery ( Karl Chambers 90mins), Deano Shea , Dean George (Samuel Clarke 79mins).

Finn Harps ; Tim Hiemer , Jamie Watson , Mattie Makinson, Noe Baba , Shane McMonagle , Tony McNamee, Dave Cawley , Stephen Doherty ( Max Hutchison 70mins), Aaron McLaughlin ( Mark Mbuli 21mins) , Success Edogun , Patrick Ferry ( Chris Lotefa 70mins). Referee ; Daryl Carolan.

Finn Harps overcome Longford with cracking comeback in season opener was final modified: February seventeenth, 2024 by Workers Author