April 16, 2024

Finn Harps picked up their second clear sheet of the marketing campaign after a scoreless draw with Kerry FC throughout a depressing night time in Ballybofey.

Finn Harps 0 – 0 Kerry FC

By Stuart Connolly at Finn Park with pics by Joe Boland

Success Edogun was denied his fourth aim of the season in the course of the opening phases whereas Patrick Ferry was thwarted quite a lot of occasions all through the 90 minutes.

The 2 sides have picked up a degree every with Harps now on 11 from their first six video games and that has them sat in third in desk.

On a chilly and moist night time at Finn Park, Darren Murphy carried out three modifications to his beginning lineup after the victory over Wexford FC final week.

Patrick Ferry, Max Hutchison and Shane McMonagle had been invited into the eleven and after an early likelihood for Kerry FC by way of the boot of Ryan Kelliher, the hosts started to click on into gear.

Tony McNamee was the architect for the primary effort ten minutes in with Success Edogun on the opposite finish. His effort over former Harps netminder Antonio Tuta was goalbound however cleared off the road by Samuel Aladesanusi.

McNamee was at it once more moments later, this time his set-piece landed on the ft of Patrick Ferry along with his shot deflected narrowly large of the goal.

Kelliher was the principle menace up prime for the guests and near the half hour, he discovered house once more to set himself up for a pop at aim with this chance flying narrowly large of Tim Heimer’s aim.

Darren Murphy talked about previous to the match that he’d favor if Tuta had a busy afternoon and he was known as upon to cease two huge probabilities as the sport edged in direction of the half-time interval.

Shane McMonagle’s header was tipped onto the crossbar however the higher save was the second. Ferry headed in direction of aim from only a few yards out and it regarded seemingly to offer Harps the lead on the cusp of half-time however Tuta instinctively bought a robust hand on the ball to parry it away.

An enormous chunk of the opening phases in the course of the second-half was spent on the City Finish of Finn Park.

Finn Harps compelled the problem early on and bought a succession of corners and whereas most had been blasted away, two discovered their meant goal. Ferry fired the primary in direction of aim and as soon as once more a deflection denied him. A lot of these in blue and white felt it was deflected over by way of a hand however David Dunne had no real interest in pointing to the spot.

Tuta was thrust into motion once more for the subsequent likelihood that flew his means, this time saving a diving header from Jamie Watson.

After that spell of management, it was slim pickings for either side by way of probabilities.

Udeze and Edogun had an effort every because the clock ticked away however each photographs dragged large.

With Kelliher off the pitch, Udeze grew to become the principle menace up entrance for the guests and he went closest to the primary aim with slightly over ten minutes to go.

His shot from vary was solely a whisker large of the left hand submit with Heimer unable to get throughout.

Heimer was known as upon once more moments later, this time his palms had been stung by an extended vary strike from Ronan Teahan.

Neither facet might discover that midas contact as the sport neared its conclusion and it might have fallen in favour of Kerry within the dying embers.

Cian Brosnan had the ultimate likelihood from shut vary after a set-piece however sliced his effort large.

Finn Harps: Tim-Oliver Heimer; Jamie Watson, Conor Tourish, Matthew Makinson, Shane McMonagle; David Cawley, Tony McNamee, Max Hutchison(Stephen Doherty 42) Luke O’Brien(Sean O’Donnell 65), Patrick Ferry(Chris Lotefa 82); Success Edogun.

Kerry FC: Antonio Tuta; Kevin Williams, Samuel Aladesanusi, Andrew Spain, Ethan Kos, Sean O’Connell; Daire McCarthy, Ronan Teahan, Sean McGrath(Steven Healy 75); Ryan Kelliher(Okwuy Okwute 63), Victor Udeze(Cian Brosnan 85)

Referee: David Dunne

Spirits dampened at Finn Park as Kerry FC maintain Harps scoreless was final modified: March twenty second, 2024 by Employees Author