SOCCER: Finn Harps U17’s and U19’s both earned draws last weekend – against Bohemians FC and Derry City respectively.
Finn Harps U17’s got a respected draw on Saturday against a very good Bohemians side.
Harps went 1-0 up after just 10 minutes, a dangerous cross from Patrick McColgan was played into Dylan McCroary who couldnt get his shot away – but the ball then fell to Ryan Cunningham who slotted the ball in coolly.
In the first half Bohemians had a few chances but came very close on the 34th minute when an inviting Corner was attcked by the Bohemians centre half but was somehow cleared off the line by the alert Finn Harps defenders.
In the second half Bohemians continued to add pressure and kept on knocking on the door however could not break down harps very solid defence.
On the 62nd minute, a Harps counter attacked with Ryan Cunningham, Bohemians who were very short at the back should’ve got a man sent off when Cunningham was brought down from behind just outside the box.
The resulting free-kick fell into the keepers hands.
Bohemians were then rewarded for their continued pressure when they got a penalty on the 75th minute. The penalty was slotted away very coolly.
Harps and Bohemians then both shared shots and chances to win it – but the game finished 1-1.
The Finn Harps U19’s came up against Derry City in a derby clash.
Harps went 1-0 up after 25 minutes after they won a penalty Declan Sharkey stepped up to slot away the penalty.
Both teams exchanged chances however couldnt score.
Late on in the game Derry took their chance and Jack Blake blasted in from close range.
Harps nearly won the game late on through Sam Murphy, however Derry’s keeper did very well.
Harps are now TWO points ahead of Sligo rovers.
Finn Harps U17’s play Monaghan United in Gortakeegan this Saturday at 2pm.
Finn Harps U19’s fixture with Dundalk has been postponed, due to the fact that Dundalk’s first team are playing in the FAI Cup Final.Tags: