Ryan Curran’s penalty secures second win for Finn Harps
Tough conditions at Finn Park as newly promoted side take points
Goalkeeper Richard Brush, seen here playing for Sligo Rovers, helped Finn Harps keep a clean sheet in the Airticity League game against Longford Town at Finn Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho
Finn Harps 1 Longford Town 0
Newly promoted Finn Harps emerged victorious on an energy-sapping, rain-sodden Finn Park surface on Saturday night.
Harps piled on the pressure just after the interval with Scully constantly causing problems and Skinner had to be on his guard.
Twice Adam Hanlon squandered chances for Harps as the home side sensed that the midlanders were really wobbling.
Longford almost equalised on 68 minutes with a cracking Kealon Dillon shot that was just wide.
FINN HARPS: Brush; McNulty, Mailey, Cowan, Coll: Curran (Funston, 89 mins), Boyle, Harkin, Hanlon; McNamee (Foy, 83 mins), Scully (McHugh, 79 mins).
LONGFORD TOWN: Skinner; Hughes, Haverty, O’Reilly, Mulhall; McGlynn (Chambers, 73 mins), Gannon, Dillon (McKeown, 85 mins), Simon; O’Hanlon, O’Sullivan.
Referee: D Tomney (Dublin).