The game has ended between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps.
Full Time in Tallaght as Rovers run out 3-1 winners. The victory means they go 5 points clear of Dundalk. While Finn Harps stay 8th on 4 points.
Harps looked organized and defended well at times but Rovers individual quality ultimately told, with first half screamers from Jack Byrne and Aaron McEneff proving to be the difference.
Burke hits the wall with the resulting free
Sadiki fouls Dean Williams on the edge of the box, free kick Rovers
3 added minutes announced here in Tallaght
Great free kick from Graham Burke but it whizzes past the post
Danny Lafferty wins a corner as his cross is blocked
Graham Burke wins a foul on half way and relieves the pressure on Rovers
Harps are pressing a lot more this half but Rovers are happy enough to pass the ball around and retain possession
Good pressure from Harps they turn the ball over deep in Rovers half but are unable to create a chance
3 Long throws from Harps subsitute Tony McNamee in quick succession.This could be a dangerous weapon for the remainder of this game
Free kick in a dangerous position for Harps but its a poor delivery and Rovers clear
Great feet by Jack Byrne as he skipps past an opponent before being brought down
Chance for Harps! Sam Todd gets his head to a corner but its cleared away
Harkin commits a foul, thats a couple from Harps in the last 5 minutes
Bad tackle from Connolly on Lee Grace, could have been a yellow on another day
scrappy start to the second half neither side has had a clear chance
Ronan Finn has a volley from the edge of the box turned over
It is half-time between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps.
1 minute added on at the end of the first half
Finn Harps starting to press higher since the goal and are having some succes
The tall centre half with the flick on following a Shane McEleney throw in.
Karl O'Sullivan scores for Finn Harps. A lifeline for Ollie Horgan's men, O'Sullivan scores at the back post after a flick on from a long throw
Jack Byrne with the final pass before McEneff unleashed that long range effort into the net.
Aaron McEneff scores for Shamrock Rovers. An absolute thunderbolt from around 30 years by the Derry native leaves McGinley with no chance.
Chance for Rovers, Aaron Greene spins on the edge of the box and gets a shot away but it is dealt with by the Harps keeper
Another spell of possesion Rovers but Harps hold their shape well and stop the Hoops gaining any penetration
The last few minutes have seen Finn Harps come into the game more, Kogler was nearly through however the pass was overhit
Harps hit back with a break of their own, O'Sullivan is fouled and the resulting free kick comes to nothing
Quick break from Rovers, Byrne feeds Watts who has a chip cleared off the line brilliantly by Webster
Jack Byrne has another free kick in an identical position but hits the wall this time
Harps continuing to sit deep and soak up the pressure instead of pressing Rovers
Jack Byrne with an incisive pass to slip in Aaron Greene for the second goal.
Dylan Watts scores for Shamrock Rovers. Good finish from the Rovers midfielder as they win the ball high in Harps' half
Rovers are turning the screw here with an extended phase of possession but it comes to nothing in the end
Corner for Harps, their first real attack of the game, Connollys shot is deflected wide
Finn fouled by Donnellan for Byrne's free kick.
Jack Byrne scores for Shamrock Rovers. A great free kick from the Ireland international leaves McGinley with no chance
Free kick for Rovers about 25 yards out, Jack Byrne stands over it
First corner of the game goes to Rovers after good inter play with Aaron Greene and Ronan Finn
The game between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps has kicked off.
Team news is in!
3 changes for Shamrock Rovers from the team that faced Sligo in their last league game, Scales, Gaffney and Bolger drop out and are replaced by O'Brien, Greene and O'Neill
For Finn Harps Leo Donnellan and Mark Coyle replace Ruairi Harkin and Barry McNamee from their 4-0 defeat to Dundalk
Some head to head stats from when these two teams have met previous
Teamsheet @tallaghtstadium for the Hoops v Harps game pic.twitter.com/xUjdaf9Bjq— Macdara Ferris (@macdarabueller) August 1, 2020
Teamsheet @tallaghtstadium for the Hoops v Harps game pic.twitter.com/xUjdaf9Bjq
The reporting team for tonight is me, Ryan Kilbane, on live updates and Macdara Ferris who will be bringing you his match report shortly after the final whistle.
Why not have a read of our match preveiw while you wait?
I’m out @tallaghtstadium reporting for @Extratimenews on today’s game between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps. I passed the temperature test to gain entry. pic.twitter.com/qwamTZexni— Macdara Ferris (@macdarabueller) August 1, 2020
I’m out @tallaghtstadium reporting for @Extratimenews on today’s game between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps. I passed the temperature test to gain entry. pic.twitter.com/qwamTZexni
We have Macdara Ferris ( @macdarabueller ) in the press box in Tallaght today and Ryan Kilbane will be doing updates here for the game. Peter Fitzpatrick is pitchside as one of the six photographers covering the game.
You are very welcome to our coverage of the SSE Premier Division game between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps at Tallaght Stadium.
We are just under an hour away from kick-off and will update you with team news as we get it.