3 - 2
FT

Adam Foley 3' -
Scored: 3'


Stephen Folan 11' -
Scored: 11'


Ryan Connolly 74' -
Peno Scored: 74'


Scored: 12'
- Luke McNally 12'

Scored: 54'
- Georgie Kelly 54'

Live Updates for Finn Harps -v- St. Patrick's Athletic

Updates by Dave Donnelly

90' + 6'

Yellow Card

Ruairi Harkin (Finn Harps) is booked.

90' + 6'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Finn Harps and St. Patrick's Athletic.

90' + 6'

Great work in the corner from Cretaro, who uses all his nous to shield the ball from McNally before winning a throw-in. 

90' + 4'

Pats going direct now towards Kelly but he's well-marshalled by Folan and Benson then concedes a free kick and Harps can breathe again.

90' + 2'

How have Harps not scored there? Connolly through once again and he rounds Clarke before crossing for Delap, and Luke McNally somehow gets there first to turn it behind!

90' + 1'

Six minutes minimum to be added on!

90' + 1'

Yellow Card

Jamie Lennon (St. Patrick's Athletic) is booked.

90'

Pats down a man now as Kelly is forced to get treatment for a cut over his eye.

89'

Harps setting out their stall for the final moments as Ollie Horgan roars at Delap to take the ball into the corner, and he obliges, before being muscled off the ball.

88'

Yellow Card

David Webster (Finn Harps) is booked.

88'

Substitution

Ben McCormack (in) - Shane Griffin (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).

87'

Benson chips in another free kick from a similar position to the previous one but this time it's just too high for Kelly and McGinley gathers.

85'

HUGE save from Brendan Clarke as the sub Delap wins the ball high up the field and Gareth Harkin spots Ryan Connolly bursting forward on the left. He's played one on one with Clarke and looks to slip the ball under the keeper, but Clarke gets enough on it just to divert it away from goal and Pats mop up. Game still on!

85'

Sam Todd lasted a full four minutes at left wing-back as he's had to move into the centre in place of McEleney, while Russell is once again at wing-back.

84'

Substitution

Adrian Delap (in) - Shane McEleney (out) (Finn Harps).

83'

Pats temporarily down to nine men as Shane McEleney has had to limp off.

82'

Lovely through ball from Benson in his own half looks to pick out Forrester and it's only inches away from playing the former Peterborough United man in.

80'

That switch there by Harps has seen Ireland under-21 cap Todd go to left wing-back and Mark Russell has gone up front with Cretaro.

80'

Substitution

Sam Todd (in) - Adam Foley (out) (Finn Harps).

79'

Free kick in shooting range for Pats and Benson lines up behind it. He shapes to shoot but shifts to chip a ball to the back post, and there's just too much on it for McNally to reach.

78'

Substitution

Darragh Burns (in) - Jordan Gibson (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).

74'

PENALTY SCORED!

Ryan Connolly (Finn Harps) scores from the penalty spot. No mistake from the Mayo man as he smashes the ball high past Brendan Clarke and Harps lead once more.

73'

Penalty Harps as Raff Cretaro is fouled by Feely in the box. Great touch from the sub to take down Webster's cross.

71'

Big chance for Adam Foley to grab his second and put Harps back in front as he's teed up by Folan, but he can't keep his shot down. Once again, the chance came from a long throw.

71'

Shane McEleney has taken over the long throw duties following McNamee's exit and he also has a set of projectile arms.

70'

Yellow Card

Georgie Kelly (St. Patrick's Athletic) is booked.

68'

Substitution

Ruairi Harkin (in) - Tony McNamee (out) (Finn Harps).

67'

Substitution

Raffaele Cretaro (in) - Mark Coyle (out) (Finn Harps).

65'

Yellow Card

Ollie Horgan (Finn Harps) is booked.

64'

Break in play as Kosovar Sadiki goes down in his own half.

63'

Yellow Card

Tony McNamee (Finn Harps) is booked.

62'

Substitution

Billy King (in) - Jason McClelland (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).

58'

Lennon's free kick is whipped into the box and it bounces awkwardly in front of McGinley, who has to juggle the ball before he can clutch it safely to his chest.

58'

Yellow Card

Shane McEleney (Finn Harps) is booked.

57'

Good spell for Harps here sees Harkin find Russell on the left and he whips in a cross towards Foley, and it's well-defended by Desmond.

56'

Former Pats man Dave Webster does well to dig a cross out from the right but Harps are penalised for a foul on Rory Feely.

54'

GOAL!

Georgie Kelly (St. Patrick's Athletic) scores. And it's no less than the visitors deserve, as their pressure pays off. Shane Griffin curls in a deep cross from the left and Georgie Kelly leaps to plant a firm header in the corner of Mark McGinley's net.

52'

Tony McNamee not happy as he looks to have outmuscled Rory Feely fairly for the ball and runs in on goal, but he's pulled back for a foul. Not sure it was.

50'

Second half settling into the same pattern as the first as Pats have most of the ball and look to break down the deep Harps backline.

48'

Harps win a corner from their first attack of the half, and it's well-cleared by Desmond as Russell waits to pounce at the back post. Pats break but Lennon's cross is cut out by Shane McEleney.

46'

If the first half is anything to go by, there will definitely be three goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half. The only question is who will get them?

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Finn Harps and St. Patrick's Athletic has started.

45' + 1'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Finn Harps and St. Patrick's Athletic.

45'

Another McNamee long throw but Pats deal better with this one, and when the second ball is played in by the midfielder a Harps push leads to a free out.

42'

Two quickfire chances for Jay McClelland, first a header that's nodded away and then a shot into a crowd of bodies that's deflected behind.

40'

Shouts for a Pats penalty as Luke McNally's volley hits the body of a Harps defender but it wouldn't have been given in any case because there was a foul in the build-up on Stephen Folan.

38'

Half-chance for Kelly as the ball breaks nicely in the box and he looks to shoot on the turn, but he's crowded out and the ball ricochets clear.

36'

They haven't had much of the ball but they're creating chances. Mark Russell, who scored both goals at Dalymount, shoots powerfully and it's well-saved and turned behind by Clarke.

34'

Chris Forrester has made a habit of scoring spectacular goals in this league... but that ain't one of them. Jamie Lennon's corner is fisted clear by McGinley but only as far as Forrester, who sends a first-time volley high and out of the stadium.

33'

Pats having a lot of possession at the moment and working hard to drag the Harps defenders out of position, but so far they're finding a blue wall in front of them.

29'

Chance for Gibson as the ball is cut back to him in the box but it's his own man, Jason McClelland, who blocks his shot and is rightly waved offside.

28'

Snapshot from Folan, looking for his second, after Ryan Connolly's free kick was nodded down at the edge of the box, but the ball trickles wide of the post.

27'

Yellow Card

Ryan Connolly (Finn Harps) is booked. Silly booking for Ryan Connolly, who looked to have gotten away with a rugby tackle but made referee Rob Harvey's mind up by throwing the ball away.

23'

Good spell of play for Harps as they pass the ball smartly from flank to flank before Mark Russell crosses. The ball is cleared as far as Mark Coyle on the edge of the box, and his furious first-time shot is tipped over by Clarke.

20'

The pitch, which has been battered by rain all day, looks very heavy and we've already seen a few mistakes as a result. We will likely see more as we go on.

16'

Jamie Lennon sends a free kick diagonally into the box but Adam Foley rises highest to nod it clear... but Harps go and concede another free kick in the same position, which Benson sends wide.

12'

GOAL!

Luke McNally (St. Patrick's Athletic) scores. This is frantic. Within a minute of Harps going two up, Pats win a corner and Robbie Benson's delivery leaves McGinley flailing, allowing McNally to stab home the loose ball.

11'

GOAL!

Stephen Folan (Finn Harps) scores. That long throw is the weapon once more, McNamee's delivery dropping to Webster at the back stick and his volley is brilliantly-saved by Brendan Clarke, but the keeper can do nothing to stop Folan following home to stab it in.

10'

Another McNamee long throw has the Pats defence in all sorts of bother, but they scramble it out for another throw.

9'

Pats look to go quickly front to back with a chip over the top for Donegal native Georgie Kelly, but the ball runs too far and into the arms of Mark McGinley.

7'

Ryan Connolly, another player brought back into the first XI, lines up a free kick from 25 yards but he gets far too much under it and it sails over the bar.

5'

Jordan Gibson looks to hit back immediately for the Saints but he can't find the target.

3'

GOAL!

Adam Foley (Finn Harps) scores. That didn't take long! Harps' first goal against Bohs came from a long Tony McNamee throw and the formula worked once again as Pats only half cleared and Harps work it back into the box. Adam Foley, starting in place of the injured Karl O'Sullivan, finds a patch of grass in the box and fires a shot past Brendan Clarke.

1'

The visitors kick the game off.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Finn Harps and St. Patrick's Athletic has kicked off.

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My name is Dave Donnelly and I'll be taking you through the evening's action. You can reach me on Twitter @YeSecondPost, or get HQ @Extratimenews.

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Good evening and welcome to Extratime.ie's coverage of the Premier Division tie between Finn Harps and St Patrick's Athletic, which was postponed earlier this month due to a Covid-19 case.





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
David Webster 5
Booked: 88'
Defender
Kosovar Sadiki 4
Defender
Mark Russell 17
Defender
Shane McEleney 16
Booked: 58'
84'
84Subbed Off: Adrian Delap 84'
Defender
Stephen Folan 57
Scored: 11'
Defender
Tony McNamee 26
Booked: 63'
68'
68Subbed Off: Ruairi Harkin 68'
Midfielder
Gareth Harkin 6
Midfielder
Mark Coyle 14
67'
67Subbed Off: Raffaele Cretaro 67'
Midfielder
Ryan Connolly 6
Booked: 27'
Peno Scored: 74'
Midfielder
Adam Foley 19
Scored: 3'
80'
80Subbed Off: Sam Todd 80'
Forward

Substitutes
Sam Todd 22
80'
80Subbed On: Adam Foley 80'
Defender
Patrick McGarvey 25
Goalkeeper
Alexander Kogler
Midfield
Ruairi Harkin 8
68'
68Subbed On: Tony McNamee 68'
Booked: 90'
Midfield
Stephen Doherty 21
Midfield
Adrian Delap 20
84'
84Subbed On: Shane McEleney 84'
Midfield
Raffaele Cretaro 10
67'
67Subbed On: Mark Coyle 67'
Forward
St. Pats
LJuly 2, 2021
Bohs 3 - 2 St. Pats
WJuly 9, 2021
St. Pats 1 - 0 Derry
WJuly 16, 2021
St. Pats 2 - 0 Drogheda
WJuly 23, 2021
St. Pats 6 - 0 Bray
LJuly 30, 2021
Shamrock R 3 - 1 St. Pats
26 Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
14 Luke McNally
Defender
Scored: 12'
20 Shane Griffin
Defender 88'
88Subbed Off: Ben McCormack 88'
2 Rory Feely
Defender
5 Lee Desmond
Defender
16 Jason McClelland
Midfielder 62'
62Subbed Off: Billy King 62'
6 Jamie Lennon
Midfielder
Booked: 90'
Jordan Gibson
Midfielder 78'
78Subbed Off: Darragh Burns 78'
8 Chris Forrester
Midfielder
7 Robbie Benson ©
Midfielder
Georgie Kelly
Forward
Scored: 54'
Booked: 70'

Substitutes
David Titov
Defender
18 Ben McCormack
Midfield 88'
88Subbed On: Shane Griffin 88'
15 Billy King
Midfield 62'
62Subbed On: Jason McClelland 62'
25 Conor Kearns
Goalkeeper
30 Paul Cleary
Defender
17 Darragh Burns
Midfield 78'
78Subbed On: Jordan Gibson 78'
3 Ian Bermingham
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2020 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 28, 2020

Venue: Finn Park

Referee: Robert Harvey

Attendance: Unknown

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