June 22, 2024

There’ll be more durable assessments forward.

However a 5 aim blitz in opposition to Skerries City within the second spherical of the FAI Cup might do Finn Harps gamers a world of confidence.

On a depressing night time at Finn Park when Storm Betty did her greatest to spoil the event, Dave Rogers’ facet forgot concerning the climate and knuckled right down to the duty in hand.

And whereas their league kind perhaps considerably stop-start, Harps can now stay up for a cup quarter last albeit most probably in opposition to loads stiffer opponents.

If there have been any chance of a cup banana pores and skin courtesy of the Leinster Senior League outfit, Max Hutchison settled the house nerves when he netted after simply two minutes.

And when the virtually always-impressive Ryan Flood added a second after fifteen minutes, you sensed a potential glut of objectives was coming.

Flood’s aim, his tenth of the season, got here from a 25 yard free kick after Hutchison was fouled.

Stephen Doherty maybe ought to have added to the opening half Harps tally however missed each possibilities.

However ten minutes into the restart Harps had pulled the rug from beneath Skerries as they rattled the again of the north Dublin facet’s internet twice extra.

Patrick Ferry netted Harps third simply seconds into the restart and his substitute Sean O’Donnell grabbed Harps fourth within the 52nd minute when he broke free and slotted house previous Liam Woodcock within the visiter’s internet.

The American Flood made it 5-0 as he netted once more within the 59th minute however that was to be the top of Harps aim tally.

Dave Rogers will welcome the objectives and the distraction from the league however is aware of that greater fish are lurking each within the league and cup.

Harps:  Kelly, Wara, McCallion, Makinson (O’Kane 65), Doherty (Ellis Farrar 59), Rainey, Flood (McLaughlin 59), Hutchison, McNamee (Porter 65), Banda, Ferry (O’Donnell 52).



Flood-gates open as Harps ‘rain’ on Skerries’ cup hopes was final modified: August 18th, 2023 by Employees Author