FAI Cup Second Round Replay


Finn Harps v Galway United

First Division Galway United will be hoping to take up where they left off on Saturday night when they arrive in Ballybofey this evening for this second-round replay against Finn Harps.

Don O'Riordan's side dominated much of the weekend's game in Terryland Park and felt they might have gone on to win after Eric Levine had equalised early in the second half.

O'Riordan has a couple of minor niggles to worry him as he makes his final preparations for the game this afternoon, but he is optimistic that he will be selecting from the same 15. This will mean that Ryan Lucas, who came on for 25 minutes of Saturday's game to end a long lay off, will start on the bench once again.

Harps should also be unchanged, with Stuart Gauld expected to shake off a thigh strain picked up in Galway, while Tom Callaghan and Jonathon Speak are still cup tied and injured respectively.

Manager Charlie McGeever admits that the greater expectation at Finn Park may bring additional pressure to bear on his players, but argues that the team's strong home form over the past few months will also bring a good deal of confidence.

"We know that the onus is on us to win it now," he said, "but the way we've played at home this season, we'd certainly be hopeful that we can do enough to go through."