0 - 1
FT

Barry McNamee 47' -
Peno Miss: 47'


Peno Scored: 45'
- Junior Quitirna 45' + 1'

Red: 93'
- Prince Mutswunguma 93'


League Report: Finn Harps 0 - 1 Waterford

Sat, Jul 10 2021

Stuart Connolly reports from Finn Park

Waterford cut the gap to Finn Harps to four points after a Junior Quitirna penalty in first half stoppage time was enough to seal the win for Marc Bircham’s side.

Barry McNamee had a penalty of his own saved after the restart while Waterford played the final five minutes with ten men due to a red card for Prince Mutswunguma.

Harps are now without a win in their last seven while Waterford have gained ten points during that stretch of games.

Finn Harps got the game underway, and on this occasion were under the watchful eye of 200 spectators with local restrictions slowly easing.

Hoping to arrest a run of seven defeats in a row against the Ballybofey outfit, Waterford almost presented their hosts for the evening with a gift after a potential blunder in defence, but keeper Matthew Connor got the luck of the bounce with Adam Foley closing in for what would have been a certain goal.

Foley was again involved in the home side's next shot at goal, though it was comfortable for Connor.

Waterford worked their way into the game approaching the half hour and route one was the method used for their first real chance. After the bounce got the better of Mark Coyle, who was the last man, Prince Mutswunguma raced clear but Mark McGinley smothered the attempted deft finish past him.

Harps had the ball cleared off the line shortly after the half hour as Waterford scrambled to clear a corner.

As half-time neared, Waterford were awarded a penalty. Jordan Mustoe dragged down Darragh Power and Junior Quitirna stepped up and blasted the ball home, giving McGinley no chance.

The second-half started much like the first one ended, with the awarding of a penalty. This one went in Harps’ favour as Sean Boyd was brought down but Barry McNamee had his spot kick well saved by Connor with Kyle Ferguson alert to clear the danger and not allow any second chances.

Just five minutes later, Harps went close to a leveller but a shot from a narrow angle by Foley thumped the base of the post.

After the hour, concrete chances weren’t easy to come by despite the back-and-forth nature of the game with Sean Boyd going closest, heading wide from a set-piece.

With the final minutes of play on the horizon, Harps began to throw bodies forward in a bid to level the match.

And when the game entered stoppage time, they gained a slight advantage as Waterford were reduced to ten men. Prince Mutswunguma sent off with a second booking for a late tackle on Stephen Doherty.

With a late free-kick, McGinley made his way forward in an attempt to create his own Allisson moment but Waterford cleared and sealed their first away clean sheet of the campaign.

 

Finn Harps: Mark McGinley; Jordan Mustoe(Stephen Doherty 67), David Webster(Ryan Rainey 24, Conor Barry 82), Ethan Boyle, Johnny Dunleavy; Barry McNamee, Mark Coyle(Ryan Connolly 82), Will Seymore, Karl O’Sullivan; Sean Boyd(Tunde Owolabi 67), Adam Foley.

Subs not used: Gerard Doherty, Nathan Logue, Joel Bradley Walsh, Luke Rudden.

Booked: Barry McNamee(58), Ethan Boyle(61), Stephen Doherty(76), Tunde Owolabi(90), Ryan Connolly(90)

 

Waterford: Matthew Connor; Darragh Power, Cameron Evans, Kyle Ferguson, Eddie Nolan, John Martin; Shane Griffin, Anthony Wordsworth, Junior Quitirna (Cian Kavanagh 73), Niall O’Keeffe; Prince Mutswunguma.

Subs not used: Paul Martin, George Forrest, Jeremie Milambo, Katlego Mashigo, Max Hutchinson, Jack Stafford, Isaac Tshipamba.

Booked: Prince Mutswunguma(79 & 90)

 

Referee: Derek Tomney.

extratime.com Player of the Match: Junior Quitirna (Waterford).


Finn Harps
WSept. 3, 2021
Harps 2 - 1 Shamrock R
DSept. 10, 2021
Derry 2 - 2 Harps
LSept. 13, 2021
Harps 1 - 2 Bohs
DSept. 17, 2021
Harps 3 - 3 Dundalk
LSept. 21, 2021
Dundalk 3 - 1 Harps
Mark McGinley 1
Goalkeeper
John Dunleavy 8
Defender
Ethan Boyle 24
Booked: 62'
Defender
Jordan Mustoe
68'
68Subbed Off: Tunde Owolabi 68'
Defender
© David Webster 5
25'
25Subbed Off: Ryan Rainey 25'
Defender
Adam Foley 19
Midfielder
Mark Coyle 14
83'
83Subbed Off: Ryan Connolly 83'
Midfielder
Barry McNamee 11
Peno Miss: 47'
Booked: 59'
Midfielder
Karl O'Sullivan 7
Midfielder
Sean Boyd 9
68'
68Subbed Off: Stephen Doherty 68'
Forward
Will Seymore 28
Forward

Substitutes
Nathan Logue
Unknown
Stephen Doherty 21
68'
68Subbed On: Sean Boyd 68'
Booked: 77'
Midfield
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
Ryan Connolly 6
83'
83Subbed On: Mark Coyle 83'
Midfield
Joel Bradley Walsh 23
Defender
Conor Barry 20
83'
83Subbed On: Ryan Rainey 83'
Forward
Tunde Owolabi 45
68'
68Subbed On: Jordan Mustoe 68'
Forward
Ryan Rainey 22
25'
25Subbed On: David Webster 25'
83'
83Subbed Off: Conor Barry 83'
Midfield
Luke Rudden
Forward
Waterford
WAug. 20, 2021
Waterford 4 - 1 Longford
WAug. 27, 2021
Waterford 4 - 1 Kilnamanagh
DSept. 3, 2021
Waterford 1 - 1 Dundalk
LSept. 10, 2021
Shamrock R 2 - 0 Waterford
WSept. 17, 2021
UCD 2 - 3 Waterford
13 Matthew Connor
Goalkeeper
6 Kyle Ferguson
Defender
3 Cameron Evans
Defender
2 Darragh Power
Defender
7 Shane Griffin
Midfielder
46 Eddie Nolan
Midfielder
14 Niall O'Keeffe
Midfielder
11 Junior Quitirna
Midfielder
Peno Scored: 45'
74'
74Subbed Off: Cian Kavanagh 74'
8 Anthony Wordsworth
Midfielder
12 John Martin
Forward
23 Prince Mutswunguma
Forward
Booked: 80'
Booked: 93'
Sent Off: 93'

Substitutes
30 Paul Martin
Goalkeeper
10 Cian Kavanagh
Forward 74'
74Subbed On: Junior Quitirna 74'
17 Max Hutchison
Midfield
5 George Forrest
Defender
16 Katlego Mashigo
Midfield
15 Jeremie Milambo
Defender
19 Jack Stafford
Defender
21 Isaac Tshipamba
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 5:45 p.m. July 9, 2021

Venue: Finn Park

Referee: Derek Tomney

Attendance: Unknown

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