Finn Harps leave Drogheda stranded at the bottom

The Louth side sit bottom of the pile and in big trouble

Finn Harps’ Eddie Dsane scores a goal from a free kick. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Finn Harps’ Eddie Dsane scores a goal from a free kick. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

 

Drogheda United 0 Finn Harps 2

Goals in either half were enough for Finn Harps to see off Drogheda United on Friday night and leave the home side floundering in last place.

The visitors took the lead inside five minutes when Eddie Dsane deftly chipped a free, from the edge of the box, over the wall and into the bottom left hand corner leaving Stephen McGuinness with no chance.

Thomas Byrne hit the crossbar a minute later as Drogheda tried to respond.

It should have been two for Harps when Caolan McAleer disposed Ciaran McGuigan on the edge of the Drogheda box and he raced through only to be denied by McGuinness.

Drogheda were presented with a chance on the stroke of half-time when Ethan Boyle handled Jake Hyland’s flick through right on the edge of the box but Sean Thornton put his free over.

DROGHEDA UNITED: McGuinness, Kane, Farragher (McGuigan 23), Gallagher, Buckley, Hyland, McEvoy, Sean Brennan, Thornton, McEvoy, Masterson (Wixted 67).

Subs Not Used: Dunne, Doyle, Hollywood, Coulter, Elworthy.

FINN HARPS: Gallagher, Coll, Mailey, Cantwell, McNulty, Houston, Dsane, McAleer, Boyle, McCourt, Morrissey.

Subs Not Used: Harkin, Millien, Bonner, Molloy, McBride, Doherty, McDermott.

Referee: Graham Kelly (Cork).

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