Prem
Date: 5 p.m. Sept. 27, 2020
Venue: Finn Park
1 - 1
FT

Raffaele Cretaro 75' -
Scored: 75'


Scored: 57'
- Dylan McGlade 57'

Live Updates for Finn Harps -v- Cork City

Updates by Stuart Connolly

90' + 5'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Finn Harps and Cork City.

All over at Finn Park as the sides can't be separated. Draw is a fair result given the way the game played out.

90' + 4'

Free sent in but headed well over the bar. 

90' + 3'

Free kick to Harps inside the Cork City half...

90' + 3'

Finn Harps win it back and counter but the ball forward is too hard and out for a throw. 

90' + 2'

We are almost at full time. Cork City attack 

90'

Yellow Card

Raffaele Cretaro (Finn Harps) is booked.

90'

We are about to find out how many added minutes....

89'

Both teams are now swapping possession without any real threat forming 

87'

Long ball up for Cork but MncGinley comes out of his box and heads it away from the onrushing attacker. 

86'

Cork City push forward but the ball runs on too far and its a goal kick to Harps. 

83'

Seven minutes of normal time remaining here. Can one of these teams find a winner. If it stays like this, Cork will remain bottom but with a game in hand and one point behind Harps. 

80'

Harps have had a number of crosses into the box but so far Cork have dealt with them 

79'

Substitution

Jake O'Brien (in) - Dale Holland (out) (Cork City).

79'

Substitution

Connor Simpson (in) - Daire O'Connor (out) (Cork City).

79'

Substitution

Jack Serrant-Green (in) - Sam Todd (out) (Finn Harps).

78'

Finn Harps are very much pushing for a winner here. They have had periods of sustained pressure. 

78'

Yellow Card

Cian Coleman (Cork City) is booked.

75'

GOAL!

Raffaele Cretaro (Finn Harps) scores.

Folan sets up Cretaro nicely on the edge of the area and the former SLigo Rovers man places it into the bottom right corner with McNulty rooted.

74'

Substitution

Scott Fenwick (in) - Kit Elliott (out) (Cork City).

72'

Adam Foley strikes the right sided post. His low cross from the left had a target but it rolled beyond everyone, even McNulty as it bounced off the base of the upright.

72'

Calls for handball as Harps attack but nothing given and Harps continue the attack

70'

Good attempt by O'Connor with a shot from distance but dealt with by Harps

62'

Substitution

Ryan Connolly (in) - Mark Russell (out) (Finn Harps).

62'

Substitution

Adam Foley (in) - Mark Coyle (out) (Finn Harps).

57'

GOAL!

Dylan McGlade (Cork City) scores.

Great close control from Daire O'Connor in the build up to this goal, shrugs off two defenders before a low cross on the edge of the area and McGlade's first time striker went out of the reach of McGinley and into the bottom right corner.

53'

Joseph Olowu with a strong shot from close range, brilliant save from McGinley.

49'

Both teams contesting without any clear cut chances. By the way - our updates page now auto updates so there is no need to refresh. The updates and the scores will automatically update! 

45'

Substitution

Raffaele Cretaro (in) - Alexander Kogler (out) (Finn Harps).

45'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Finn Harps and Cork City has started.

45'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Finn Harps and Cork City.

Half-time at Finn Park. How the score sits at 0-0, I don't know as both sides failed to capitalize on big chances.

40'

Dalling with a header at the far post after an excellent cross from the right side by Holland, McGinley was beaten but it just fizzed past the post.

40'

Yellow Card

Alan Bennett (Cork City) is booked.

36'

Dylan McGlade with a curling effort just outside the area, bringing the best out of McGinley who diverts it out for a corner.

35'

Shot from range by Russell, good strike but straight at McNulty.

32'

Good diving save to deny Cian Coleman. Pin point cross from the left by Deshane Dalling, good connection with the header from Coleman but McGinley thwarted the Cork man.

25'

All the chances are coming now, Russell by the byline plays a short pass in the are to Kogler but with the goal at his mercy, he slices his effort well wide. Big Chance.

25'

All the chances are coming now, Russell by the byline plays a short pass in the area to Kogler but with the goal at his mercy, he slices his effort well wide. Big Chance.

24'

Glancing header wide from Kogler after he met an inswinging corner from McNamee on the right .

23'

Strong low drive from O'Sullivan about 20 yards out, McNulty got down well to his right to save.

21'

Not an awful lot of chances here at Finn Park. Balance of play is pretty even at the moment.

15'

Cork City currently are a point behind and 2 goals worse off compared to Finn Harps. They do have a game in hand. Such a huge game for both sides. 

10'

Corner Kick

Kevin O'Connor (Cork City) takes a corner-kick.

Right side set-piece, similar to McNamee's as it is overhit.

8'

End to end at the moment in terms of possession. The only shot at goal came from Cian Coleman which McGinley was able to gather with ease.

4'

Free-kick to Harps after a strong challenge by Morrissey but the ball in comes to nothing and Cork try to counter.

3'

Corner Kick

Barry McNamee(Finn Harps) takes a corner-kick.

Early set piece opportunity for the hosts but the former Cork City man over hits his right sided corner.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Finn Harps and Cork City has kicked off.

Underway here at Finn Park, Cork kick off.

0'

Cork City won this fixture earlier in the year, a slender 1-0 victory at Turner's Cross but are still in search for their first away league win since a triumph over Waterford on the 16th of August 2019.

0'

Neale Fenn has made five changes to the side that lost their last fixture at home to Shamrock Rovers. Joseph Oluwu, Dale Holland, Daire O'Connor, Alan Bennett and Kit Elliott start after missing out on the last match.

0'

Ollie Horgan, who is absent from the touchline due to suspension, has made two changes to the side that drew away to Shelbourne in their last outing. Sam Todd rejoins the starting XI in place of the suspended Dave Webster while Mark Coyle replaces Ryan Connolly who takes up a spot on the bench.

0'

Stuart Connolly here at Finn Park in Ballybofey. Level 3 restrictions means the stands will be empty for this clash which is crucial for both sides. Neale Fenn described it as a must not lose while many in the Harps camp would categorize it as a must win.

The teams are currently warming up.



Photo Gallery for Finn Harps -v- Cork City



Finn Harps
Mark McGinley 1
Goalkeeper
Stephen Folan
Defender
Shane McEleney 16
Defender
Mark Russell 17
62'
62Subbed Off: 62'
Defender
Kosovar Sadiki 4
Defender
Sam Todd 22
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Defender
Mark Coyle 14
62'
62Subbed Off: 62'
Midfielder
Leo Donnellan 18
Midfielder
© Barry McNamee 11
Midfielder
Karl O'Sullivan 7
Midfielder
Alexander Kogler
45'
45Subbed Off: 45'
Forward

Substitutes
Ryan Connolly 24
62'
62Subbed On: 62'
Midfield
Raffaele Cretaro 10
45'
45Subbed On: 45'
75Scored: 75'
90Booked: 90'
Forward
Adam Foley
62'
62Subbed On: 62'
Midfield
Gareth Harkin 6
Midfield
Patrick McGarvey 25
Goalkeeper
Tony McNamee 26
Midfield
Jack Serrant-Green
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Forward
Cork City
1 Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
23 Joseph Olowu
Defender
17 Kevin O'Connor
Defender
26 Dale Holland
Defender 79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
3 Alan Bennett
Defender
40Booked: 40'
10 Daire O'Connor
Midfielder 79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
6 GearĂ³id Morrissey ©
Midfielder
7 Dylan McGlade
Midfielder
57Scored: 57'
22 Deshane Dalling
Midfielder
8 Cian Coleman
Midfielder
78Booked: 78'
Kit Elliott
Forward 74'
74Subbed Off: 74'

Substitutes
4 Rob Slevin
Defender
19 Connor Simpson
Forward
79Subbed On: 79'
79'
Jake O'Brien
Defender
79Subbed On: 79'
79'
11 Cory Galvin
Forward
36 Scott Fenwick
Forward
74Subbed On: 74'
74'
16 Alec Byrne
Midfield
21 Liam Bossin
Goalkeeper