Dave Webster’s stoppage-time winner keeps up Finn Harps’ dream start
Rory Gaffney earns point for Shamrock Rovers in Sligo; Doyle scores twice in Drogheda rout of Longford
Finn Harps’ Dave Webster is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring the stoppage-time winner against Waterford in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game at Finn Park in Ballybofey. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho
A stoppage-time winner from Dave Webster kept Finn Harps’ remarkable start to the season going as they came from behind to beat Waterford 2-1 in Ballybofey.
Ollie Horgan’s side have won three and drawn the other of their opening four games to sit second in the Premier Division table on goal difference behind St Patrick’s Athletic.
Harps were level within six minutes, though, when Adam Foley controlled the ball before shooting home his fourth goal of the season.
With the game in the second minute of injury time, Waterford failed to clear a Barry McNamee corner allowing captain Webster to rifle a stunning left-foot drive to the roof of the net to win it.
Rory Gaffney salvaged a point for champions Shamrock Rovers with a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw with Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds.
The Dublin side threw everything into the remainder of the game, with Lee Grace coming close with a header, before they got their reward on 88 minutes when Gaffney’s cross was deflected to the net off Sligo defender John Mahon.
Mark Doyle capped a superb display when scoring twice as Drogheda United beat Longford Town 4-0 to comfortably win the battle of the promoted sides at Bishopsgate.
Though Longford started brightly, Drogheda showed far more threat in their final third, taking the lead on 35 minutes when Doyle stabbed home following a goalmouth scramble.
Drogheda doubled their lead six minutes after the break when a James Brown cross was turned in by Chris Lyons with Longford goalkeeper Lee Stacey stranded at his far post.
Douglas completed the rout on 67 minutes, meeting Ronan Murray’s free kick to head to the net.