April 16, 2024

Finn Harps continued their spectacular begin to the marketing campaign with a conquer Bray Wanderers at Finn Park on Monday night.

Finn Harps 2 – 0 Bray Wanderers

By Stuart Connolly with pics by Joe Boland

Stoppage time targets in every half from David Cawley and Tony McNamee sealed the three factors and stored Harps in second place, one level off Cork Metropolis in prime spot and 4 forward of UCD, who journey to Finn Park on Friday.

Goalmouth motion wasn’t frequent all through the first-half and Cawley bagged his second objective of the season previous to the interval.

Harps had been the higher aspect within the second-half and Tony McNamee made it two targets in two in added time to ensure the win.

On the again of just one defeat of their final 5 outings, Darren Murphy applied simply two modifications to the aspect that secured a win late on in Limerick on Friday night time.

Luke O’Brien was one alternation whereas Ryan Rainey began a match for the primary time this marketing campaign.

The Seagulls additionally modified their aspect with two totally different faces, Evan Osam and Paul Murphy.

Their type of late hasn’t been made for excellent studying however they loved the early exchanges of this encounter.

Harps swiftly handled a majority of the corners that Kieran Cruise or Shane Griffin delivered however a few possibilities introduced themselves to the away aspect. Harry Groome had the primary with ten minutes gone however his strike from the sting of the world was effectively closed down and blocked by Ryan Rainey.

Paul Murphy had a chance on the halfway stage of the sport however his effort from a slim angle ricocheted out for a nook.

Harps struggled to get a correct chunk of possession throughout a lot of the first-half and possibilities evaded them, that was till the ultimate 5 minutes of the half.

Patrick Ferry squandered the primary with 5 minutes to go till the break, heading over the bar from shut vary after a shot from Success Edogun deflected into his path.

With seconds left earlier than a 15 minute relaxation, Harps broke the impasse. Tony McNamee, who netted the winner on Friday night time, was fast along with his free kick on the correct and drove ahead to play in David Cawley, who bagged his second objective of the season with a end on the close to publish.

Cole Omorehiomwan was concerned closely all through the first-half, his no-nonsense defending thwarted any ball excessive and he continued that within the second-half and stored a detailed eye on Success Edogun.

On the hour, he was concerned on the different finish however headed simply over the crossbar as Bray went searching for an equaliser.

That objective earlier than half-time put a spring within the step of the Harps gamers and a triple substitution within the second-half helped them sustain their momentum within the quest for a second objective.

With simply over 1 / 4 of an hour to go, they got here inside a whisker of it. Noe Baba blasted an effort in the direction of objective and the one factor that stored it out was the correct leg of Stephen McGuinness.

Tony McNamee had an effort float into the gloves of McGuinness a couple of minutes later whereas Bray’s quest for a objective entered its last stage as Cole Omorehiomwan moved right into a ahead place and it practically paid off with 5 minutes to go however his shot on the counter was comfortably gathered by Heimer.

With simply minutes left on the clock, Harps bagged their second objective to wrap issues up as the sport entered stoppage time.

As stress was utilized to the Bray rearguard, Sean O’Donnell’s persistence stored Harps on the assault and he performed the ball into the trail of McNamee who calmly slotted the ball into the underside proper nook.

Finn Harps: Tim-Oliver Heimer; Jamie Watson, Conor Tourish, Matthew Makinson, Noe Baba; Ryan Rainey(Darragh Coyle 70), Luke O’Brien(Shane McMonagle 70), David Cawley, Tony McNamee, Patrick Ferry(Chris Lotefa 70); Success Edogun(Sean O’Donnell 83).

Bray Wanderers: Stephen McGuinness; Evan Osam(Rhys Knight 66), Killan Cantwell, Cole Omorehiomwan, Paul Murphy(Thomas Morgan 66); Kieran Cruise(Guillermo Almirall 89), Harry Groome, Freddie Turley, Shane Griffin, Conor Knight(Zach Nolan 66); Peter Grogan.

Referee: Daniel Murphy.

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