0 - 1
FT

David Webster 90' -
Red: 90'


Red: 90'
- Luke Heeney 90'

Scored: 90'
- Dane Massey 90'


League Report: Finn Harps 0 - 1 Drogheda United

Sat, May 22 2021

Stuart Connolly reports from Finn Park

Dane Massey netted a superb stoppage time free kick to earn Drogheda United all three points following a hectic final few moments at Finn Park.

Both sides were reduced to ten men with Luke Heeney the first to see red. David Webster was next to go after two yellows and from the resulting free kick, Drogheda’s Dane Massey fired in off the crossbar to win the game deep into added time.

Tim Clancy’s side began the game one spot and one point above their hosts for the evening as both sides made changes to their starting line-ups.

One for the hosts while there were two different faces in the away side compared to their last outing.

The visitors created the first decent opening less than ten minutes in and were within a touch of the opener, but Ronan Murrays corner flashed across the goal.

The Ballybofey side fashioned a chance of their own after some good build-up play a few minutes later but the final ball from Karl O’Sullivan was beyond the reach of Stephen Doherty.

Just shy of the twentieth minute and Drogheda once more witnessed a cross flash across the face of goal. Harps countered following a clearance but Adam Foley could only find the gloves of the grateful David Odumosu from close range.

Both sides wasted opportunities in the minutes in and around the half hour with Barry McNamee and Darragh Markey both blazing shots high and wide.

The best opening of the match fell to the visitors eight minutes before half time.

Following a set-piece and initial clearance, the ball fell at the feet of Mark Doyle who directed a shot towards goal with Mark McGinley getting down well to save as the sides went into the break with the deadlock unbroken.

McGinley was once more thrust into the thick of the action moments into the second half, pulling off two fine saves.

First, denying Ronan Murray who attempted to beat the shot stopper with a cutely taken free kick from the edge of the area. McGinley then thwarted the visitors next chance, diverting a point blank header from Doyle over the bar.

The game went quiet in terms of clear cut chances as the game went beyond the hour mark but the sixty seventh minute introduction of Conor Barry for Harps almost reaped instant reward as the midfielder fired inches wide with one of his first touches.

Harps went close once more a few minutes later via the right boot of David Webster, his well struck half-volley fizzing over the bar.

With ten minutes to go, Harps had claims for a penalty as Tunde Owolabi was brought down under pressure from James Brown. The striker was adamant but the referee was unmoved.

Owolabi was involved once more as the game entered stoppage time. Bearing down on goal, Luke Heeney hacked down the striker roughly 30 yards from goal and without hesitation from the referee, he was given his marching orders.

In the dying embers of the game, the hosts were reduced to ten men courtesy of a second yellow for Webster after fouling Chris Lyons on the edge of the area as he looked to latch onto a pass from James Brown.

With the last kick of the game and two men standing over the free, Dane Massey with his left foot, thundered home the free kick in off the underside of the bar to spark wild scenes on the away bench.

The late winner moved Drogheda up to 19 points for the season, remaining in fourth spot while Harps sit a place below on 15 points.

 

Finn Harps: Mark McGinley; Kosovar Sadiki, David Webster, Shane McEleney, Ethan Boyle; Mark Coyle( Johnny Dunleavy 67 ), Stephen Doherty( Mark Russell ht ) Will Seymore, Barry McNamee; Karl O’Sullivan( Conor Barry 67 ), Adam Foley( Tunde Owolabi 75 ).

Subs not used: Patrick McGarvey, Mark Timlin, Ryan Connolly, Tony McNamee, Sean Boyd.

Booked: Will Seymore(82), Tunde Owolabi(88), David Webster(90 Red Card)

 

Drogheda: David Odumosu; James Brown, Conor Kane, Daniel O’Reilly, Killian Phillips; Darragh Markey, Mark Doyle, Luke Heeney, Dane Massey; Chris Lyons, Ronan Murray( James Clarke 77 ).

Subs not used: Colin McCabe, Sam O’Brien, Charles Mutawe, Jordan Adeyemo, Ryan O’Shea, Donovan Troy, Dave Sanson, Luke Neville.

Sent Off: Luke Heeney (90).

 

Referee: Derek Tomney

ExtraTime.ie Man of the Match: Dane Massey ( Drogheda United )


Finn Harps
DJune 25, 2021
Harps 1 - 1 Longford
LJuly 2, 2021
Drogheda 3 - 1 Harps
LJuly 9, 2021
Harps 0 - 1 Waterford
LJuly 17, 2021
Dundalk 1 - 0 Harps
WJuly 24, 2021
Fairview 0 - 3 Harps
Mark McGinley 1
Goalkeeper
Shane McEleney 16
Defender
Ethan Boyle 24
Defender
Kosovar Sadiki 4
Defender
© David Webster 5
Booked: 49'
Booked: 90'
Sent Off: 90'
Defender
Adam Foley 19
75'
75Subbed Off: Tunde Owolabi 75'
Midfielder
Stephen Doherty 21
46'
46Subbed Off: Mark Russell 46'
Midfielder
Barry McNamee 11
Midfielder
Karl O'Sullivan 7
67'
67Subbed Off: Conor Barry 67'
Midfielder
Will Seymore 28
Booked: 82'
Midfielder
Mark Coyle 14
67'
67Subbed Off: John Dunleavy 67'
Forward

Substitutes
Patrick McGarvey 25
Goalkeeper
John Dunleavy 8
67'
67Subbed On: Mark Coyle 67'
Defender
Ryan Connolly 6
Midfield
Sean Boyd 9
Forward
Conor Barry 20
67'
67Subbed On: Karl O'Sullivan 67'
Forward
Tony McNamee 26
Midfield
Tunde Owolabi 45
75'
75Subbed On: Adam Foley 75'
Booked: 88'
Forward
Mark Russell 17
46'
46Subbed On: Stephen Doherty 46'
Defender
Mark Timlin 10
Midfield
Drogheda
WJuly 2, 2021
Drogheda 3 - 1 Harps
DJuly 10, 2021
Longford 1 - 1 Drogheda
LJuly 16, 2021
St. Pats 2 - 0 Drogheda
DJuly 24, 2021
Drogheda 1 - 1 Derry
LJuly 30, 2021
Drogheda 1 - 2 Waterford
23 David Odumosu
Goalkeeper
5 Daniel O'Reilly
Defender
41 Dane Massey
Defender
Scored: 90'
3 Conor Kane
Defender
2 James Brown ©
Defender
7 Darragh Markey
Midfielder
21 Luke Heeney
Midfielder
Sent Off: 90'
19 Killian Phillips
Midfielder
17 Ronan Murray
Forward 77'
77Subbed Off: James Clarke 77'
9 Chris Lyons
Forward
14 Mark Doyle
Forward

Substitutes
25 Ryan O'Shea
Defender
Sam O'Brien
Defender
Luke Neville
Midfield
Charles Mutawe
Defender
1 Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
22 James Clarke
Midfield 77'
77Subbed On: Ronan Murray 77'
20 Jordan Adeyemo
Forward
David Samson
Midfield
Donovan Troy
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. May 21, 2021

Venue: Finn Park

Referee: Derek Tomney

Attendance: Unknown

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