HARPS WIN SCRAPPY ENCOUNTER TO STAY CLOSE TO LEADERS

first_imgFinn Harps made hard work of their encounter with bottom-of-the-table Salthill Devon at Finn Park this evening.In a game of very few chances, Harps eventually huffed and puffed their way to three points thanks to a Tommy McMonagle goal in the 53rd minute.Both sides lacked any real penetration up front in a game which threw up many real chances. Full-back McMonagle pounced for the decision goal from close range when the visitors, wearing the Harps away strip after a wardrobe malfunction, failed to clear form defence.You would have put your house on veteran goal-poacher Kevin McHugh making it 2-0 a few minutes later.The Killea man did all the hard work in controlling the ball, turning his marker with a drop of his shoulder but blasted the ball over the crossbar with just the goalkeeper to beat.Salthill-Devon came into the game for a period after that and had Harps pinned back as they went in search of an equaliser. The game spilled over at times through a number of niggling fouls but Harps probably deserved the points on the balance of play.Harps now move to within a point of leaders Longford with a third of the league gone.  HARPS WIN SCRAPPY ENCOUNTER TO STAY CLOSE TO LEADERS was last modified: April 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpsSalthill Devonlast_img

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