April 21, 2024

No matter Keith Lengthy is doing proper at Waterford United, Finn Harps supervisor Dave Rogers needs he had only a style of at Finn Park.

Tonight’s 0-4 victory was their fourth successive win towards Harps this season, the second such scoreline at this venue.

That gulf at school was evident beforehand in 7-1 and 6-1 victories for United at their Regional Sports activities Centre venue in Waterford.

By Charlie Collins at Finn Park

All footage by Joe Boland

Waterford Utd at the moment are seeking to safe second-spot within the desk however unlikely to catch leaders Galway Utd who have been fifteen factors forward of them with solely seven video games remaining.

So preparing for the play-offs is now very a lot their precedence as not like Harps they’re out of the FAI Cup.

For Harps the ultimate play-off spot is ten factors away, at present Wexford Utd are in that spot , however with three different groups additionally forward of Harps it’s going to take a run of wins for Harps to have any likelihood of constructing it , however it’s a really exterior likelihood at this stage.

After a full of life begin with loads of effort from each groups however little goalmouth motion , Ryan Flood produced the most effective second of the opening quarter when despatched racing ahead by Stephen Doherty his piledriver simply cleared the crossbar within the twelfth minute.

We had an enormous second of confusion within the nineteenth minute when it first appeared as if Waterford had scored , former Harps man Killian Cantwell powerfully heading in Connor Parsons nook however the ‘objective’ was disallowed with no-one fairly certain precisely why.

It was later confirmed that the nook had drifted extensive earlier than coming again into play.

Nevertheless it was a short-lived let-off for Harps as 4 minute later Waterford scored one which did depend.

Harps didn’t clear a free-kick from the precise aspect and after the ball bobbled about within the field Darragh Energy acquired a toe poke on it with simply sufficient energy to creep into the far nook of the online.

Harps picked issues up after this and have been nearly degree within the thirty eighth minute, Tony McNamee’s glorious go discovered Ryan Flood and after turning his marker a method then the opposite, his cracking angled drive cams crashing again off the publish with keeper Sam Sargeant effectively overwhelmed.

5 minutes later one other Harps likelihood, Noe Baba discovered Caoimhin Porter with an excellent via ball however his angled shot flew simply extensive of the far publish, one other let-off for the guests who have been pressured to defend three late Harps corners however held on to steer 0-1 on the break.
Harps keeper Rory Kelly needed to make a significant block to disclaim Conner Parsons simply after half-time however two minutes later it was 0-2, Cameron Cresswell scoring after nice work by Christie Pattisson and poor defending by Harps, the midfielder sliding an excellent go into the trail of Cresswell who confidently completed.

And the poor defending continued 4 minutes later when Max Hutchinson was caught in possession simply exterior his penalty space permitting Dean McMenamy to race via to attain and make it 0-3 and sport over.

And as if issues weren’t dangerous sufficient Harps have been lowered to 10 males when Noe Baba acquired a straight pink card for a sort out on Parsons, it appeared a bit harsh however the sort out wasn’t actually mandatory on the half-way line.

Waterford added a fourth objective within the when Niall O’Keeffe put Dean McMenamy in and he added his second objective of the evening with a positive end .

The guests have been glad to clear their bench making 5 adjustments in the midst of the second-half as their dominance of Harps this season continued, successful once more by 0-4 right here at Finn Park for the second time , so as to add to their 7-1 and 6-1 victories on the Regional Sports activities Centre in Waterford.

They may proceed on their method to the play-offs , Harps should put together for a FAI Cup Quarter-final towards St.Patrick’s Athletic subsequent Friday evening again right here at Finn Park.

It completed 0-4 to the guests.

Finn Harps : Rory Kelly, Caoimhin Porter ( Sean O Donnell 53mins), Stephen Doherty ( B J Banda 65mins), Noe Baba, Matthew Makinson , Ryan Flood, Jamie Watson , Max Hutchinson , Tony McNamee , Seamus Keogh ( Daniel Stokoe 73mins) , Patrick Ferry.

Waterford Utd : Sam Sargeant , Darragh Energy , Ryan Burke ( Denik Osede 67mins), Niall O Keffee (,Samuel Perry 76mins), Connor Parsons ( Shane Griffen 65mins), Cameron Presswell. Roland Idowu Serge Atakayi 76mins),Christie Pattisson , Giles Phillips , Killian Cantwell ( Ronan Mansfield 76mins), Dean McMenamy. Referee : Mark Houlihan.

Waterford present gulf at school with one other 4-0 rout of Harps was final modified: September eighth, 2023 by Workers Author