Harps On Song

Saturday 8th September 2012. Airtricity League Division 1
Finn Harps 2-0 Athlone Town

Athlone Town suffered their first defeat under new manager Padraig Moran as Finn Harps ran out 2-0 winners in a disappointing game at Finn Park. With Kevin Williamson unavailable due to work committments, Brian Gill was deployed on the left wing while Stephen Last returned to the defence after a six week lay off with injury.

While neither side created many chances of note in the first half, there was certainly nobody holding back with several crunching tackles going in with the midfield battle. Stephen Last came close to breaking deadlock only for his powerful shot to fly the wrong side of the post. However just before the break Harps capatilised when a weakly struck back pass from Last let Paul McVeigh in on goal. A moment of indecision from Pat Jennings saw the keeper run out, stop and step back and then start to run out again, but McVeigh kept calm and fired home to give Harps the lead.

To say the second half wasn’t pretty would be the understatement of the season, and just after the hour mark Harps doubled their advantage when Kevin McHugh scored from the spot after Mark Harkin was fouled inside the penalty box.

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Brian Gill gets away from Finn Harps goal scorer Kevin McHugh

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