That was margin of victory on Friday night over SD Galway, and was helped in no small way by the visitors being reduced to nine men in the first half.
Finn Harps got their third win on the bounce courtesy of a comfortable victory over nine-man SD Galway at Finn Park on Good Friday.
Mike Gilmore and Nicky Curran of the newly-named SD Galway (it’s hard not to call them Galway United) were both given straight red cards.
Gilmore was sent for an early bath for retaliating to a challenge from Clarke; full back Curran saw red six minutes from the break after appearing to headbutt Harps’ Ciaran Coll. Whatever the contact, Coll went down like a sack of spuds and Curran was sent to the shower room by the referee after he consulted a linesman.
Up until then, both sides had decent chances, with Harps 16-year-old keeper Shaun Patton again in excellent form.
The second half was just two minutes old when Harps extra two men finally worked for them as Adam Clarke put them in the lead.
Eleven minutes later Blain Curtis made it 2-0 before Michael Harty was then given a yellow for taking out Clarke when clean through on goal (it should have been a red but just eight Galwegians on the pitch would have been farcical). Kevin McHugh teased home the penalty for a 3-0 victory.
It could have been many more, but the Harps fans are happy. They’re on a roll.
Finn Harps: Shaun Patton; Hugh Carlin (James Doherty 46) Peter Hutton (Aaron O’Hagan 63) Thomas McMonagle, Ciaran Coll; Adam Clarke, Shaun McGowan, Thomas McBride, Simon Paul Treacy; Blain Curtis (Matt Harkin 78) Kevin McHugh.
Subs Not Used: Paul McVeigh, Ciaran Greene, Thomas Bonner, Barry O’Mahony.
Bookings: Clarke (21).
SD Galway: Ronan Burke; Nicky Curran, Eric Browne, Paddy Quinlan, Tommy Bradshaw; Ronan Conlon, Michael Harty (Colm Horgan 78), Eugene Greaney (Timmy Molloy 70), Mikey Gilmore; Michael Tierney, Enda Curran.
Subs Not Used: James Keane, Luke McConnell, Brian Gaffney, Willie Enubele, Gerry Dolan.
Bookings: Browne (38), Harty (62), Conlon (90).
Sent Off: Gilmore (21), N Curran (38).
Referee: Darren Coombes.
Man of the Match: Patton