Into the last minute now and all three points are safely with the Saints now
Will Seymore (Finn Harps) is booked. Counter attack by Pats and Seymore pulls Ben McCormack down
Pats win a goal kick and they are in no rush to take it
Harps pressing and winning the balls as Pats try to counter.
There will be SIX minutes added on
Only a few minutes left. Harps still trying to get something back but Pats handling it
Pressure from Harps there but comes to nothing.
Good ball in and well defended
Ball into the box and out for a corner.
Pats have possession down in Haprs half. Not what the home side would be happy with
Taken quickly but it ends running over the end line for a goal kick
Free kick to Harps on the half way line.
Well a sixth card played, but this time its at the Harps bench.....
Time is running out for Harps and now Ollie Horgan has made his five changes so all cards played now.
Lewis almost had a dream start. Good move from Pats and Forrester found Lewis on the right but he just couldn't get the ball out to fire off a shot and he was swarmed by a couple of Harps defenders.
Harps with a good spell of possession but they have not created any clear chances during that time.
Matty Smith gets the second @RascalsBrewing goal from our ????????????????????????????Scottish aces tonight #StPatsFC | #Saints2021 pic.twitter.com/9mj7YhhdGk— St Patrick's Athletic FC (@stpatsfc) April 23, 2021
Matty Smith gets the second @RascalsBrewing goal from our ????????????????????????????Scottish aces tonight #StPatsFC | #Saints2021 pic.twitter.com/9mj7YhhdGk
It is going to be an uphill battle for Harps to get back into this. They haven't played badly but Pats have taken their chances when they have gotten them
Ronan Coughlan is up and moving towards the sideline and now he is back on!
Stoppage in play now for a Pats injury.
Matty Smith (St. Patrick's Athletic) scores. Ronan Coughlan gets a great cross in from a very tight angle as the ball was almost over the end line and Smith leapt highest to deftly head it into the goal.
At the hour mark. Can Harps get one back here or can Pats push on?
Sam Bone now going for the long throw ins but Harps clear it for another throw.
Webster with a long throw into the box. Once again headed clear.
Sent low into the box. The ball goes dead in the box at the feet of a Pats player. A scramble ensues and after a few seconds of kicking at the ball the Pats players appeal to the ref for a peno. No idea what spakred the appeals as I couildn't see any offence and the ref waves it away.
Matty Smith fouled close to the corner flag and Pats have a free.
Forrester with a long range effort but well off target
Pats having a series of throws down the right side of the box.
Short to McNamee to O'Sullivan who crosses to the back post and it is cleared to Seymore and he shoots and the shot is blocked by Desmond.
Webster long throw cleared and he gets it again and crosses and its cleared and he gets it again and then has a shot on target but Jaros takes it.
Quickly taken down the right and Harps win a throw almost at the corner flag.
Too long and out on the far side for a goal kick
The throw comes in and headed out for a corner.
Webster getting ready for a long throw...
Almost half time now and Pats have a free kick on the half way line.
Bone gets a head on the cross but Harps clear.
Pats in a corner kick after a sustained period of attacking play.
You can view the opening goal of the game below.
The opening @RascalsBrewing goal of the game scored by Billy King and it’s a cracker! ????#StPatsFC | #Saints2021 pic.twitter.com/mEF0yz6ox8— St Patrick's Athletic FC (@stpatsfc) April 23, 2021
The opening @RascalsBrewing goal of the game scored by Billy King and it’s a cracker! ????#StPatsFC | #Saints2021 pic.twitter.com/mEF0yz6ox8
Shanley crosses into the box from the left but Jaros is out and claims in the air.
Barry McNamee (Finn Harps) takes a corner-kick.
Easily headed clear by Mountney.
Billy King (St. Patrick's Athletic) scores. Nice finish. King, from the edge of the area, fires a shot into the right side of the goal past a diving keeper to give the visitors the lead.
Half an hour gone and there hasn't been much between these sides so far. Can someone get the breakthru.
Period of attacking play from Pats but they can't find any pass to cut open the Harps defence.
Shanley attempts the shot on goal but it is wide of the target
Mountney fouls Harps and they have a free 40 yards plus out.
Counter attack is on for Pats. Desmond to Smth and over to Mountney and the cross / shot is across the face of the goal and runs wide.
Decent ball into the box but Barrett hits it clear from his position in the middle of the box.
McNamee down the left crosses into Karl O'Sullivan on the edge of the box, he settles himself, and shoots but the ball goes over the bar. A well worked move there from Harps.
Cross into the box from Harps but Jaros is equal to it
Possession getting exchanged in the middle of the pitch with neither team posing any danger to the other in the last few minutes.
Pats passing around outside the Harps box but the long ball over the back line sees the assistant ref raise the flag for offside.
Lee Desmond at the back post heads it clear and out for a throw.
and he throws it short ... and it is crossed and put out for a corner to Harps
Harps now prepping for another long throw from Webster....
Bermingham crosses from the left to Mountney at the back post and he heads it back across goal but the keeper is up and claims.
Not a lot to report at the moment. No real events of note over the last few minutes.
Free header for Sam Bone but his headed attempt is off target.
Sent to the front poster but Russell puts it out for another corner.
King to Smith and he hits it out wide to the left and the ball is deflected out for a corner to Pats.
Long throw from Webster into the box and it pings around before coming to a Harps player well outfield and he has a crack anyhow but over the bar.
Corner to Harps and it is taken short and fired into the box by McNamara, and it deflects off a Pats player and its a throw on the other side of the pitch.
Lovely evening for a game of football or if you are watching football through a fence. The game is underway here, Harps in their usual blue, Pats in their home red and white kit.