0 - 2
FT

Scored: 30'
- Billy King 30'

Scored: 61'
- Matty Smith 61'

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

Updates by Stuart Connolly

90' + 6'

FULL TIME!

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

90' + 6'

Into the last minute now and all three points are safely with the Saints now

90' + 4'

Yellow Card

Will Seymore (Finn Harps) is booked. Counter attack by Pats and Seymore pulls Ben McCormack down

90' + 3'

Pats win a goal kick and they are in no rush to take it 

90' + 1'

Harps pressing and winning the balls as Pats try to counter. 

90'

There will be SIX minutes added on

89'

Only a few minutes left. Harps still trying to get something back but Pats handling it 

87'

Substitution

Ben McCormack (in) - Conor Barry (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).

Pressure from Harps there but comes to nothing. 

85'

Substitution

Shane Griffin (in) - Ian Bermingham (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).

84'

Corner Kick

Chris Forrester (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick.

Good ball in and well defended 

83'

Free Kick

Chris Forrester (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a free-kick.

Ball into the box and out for a corner. 

83'

Pats have possession down in Haprs half. Not what the home side would be happy with

79'

Taken quickly but it ends running over the end line for a goal kick 

79'

Free kick to Harps on the half way line. 

76'

Yellow Card

Stephen O'Donnell (St. Patrick's Athletic) is booked.

76'

Yellow Card

Ollie Horgan (Finn Harps) is booked.

Well a sixth card played, but this time its at the Harps bench..... 

76'

Time is running out for Harps and now Ollie Horgan has made his five changes so all cards played now.

75'

Substitution

Tony McNamee (in) - Kosovar Sadiki (out) (Finn Harps).

71'

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. 

70'

Substitution

Alfie Lewis (in) - Rónán Coughlan (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).

70'

Harps with a good spell of possession but they have not created any clear chances during that time. 

67'

Substitution

Ryan Rainey (in) - John Dunleavy (out) (Finn Harps).

66'

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 

64'

Ronan Coughlan is up and moving towards the sideline and now he is back on! 

64'

Stoppage in play now for a Pats injury. 

61'

ASSIST!

Rónán Coughlan (St. Patrick's Athletic) provides the assist.

61'

GOAL!

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. 

60'

At the hour mark. Can Harps get one back here or can Pats push on? 

58'

Substitution

Sean Boyd (in) - Karl O'Sullivan (out) (Finn Harps).

58'

Substitution

Stephen Doherty (in) - Mark Russell (out) (Finn Harps).

58'

Substitution

Adam Foley (in) - Ryan Shanley (out) (Finn Harps).

58'

Sam Bone now going for the long throw ins but Harps clear it for another throw. 

56'

Webster with a long throw into the box. Once again headed clear. 

54'

Free Kick

Chris Forrester (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a free-kick.

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. 

53'

Matty Smith fouled close to the corner flag and Pats have a free. 

52'

Forrester with a long range effort but well off target

51'

Pats having a series of throws down the right side of the box. 

50'

Corner Kick

Ryan Shanley (Finn Harps) takes a corner-kick.

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. 

48'

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. 

47'

Free Kick

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

Quickly taken down the right and Harps win a throw almost at the corner flag. 

46'

SECOND HALF

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

45'

HALF TIME

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

44'

Corner Kick

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

Too long and out on the far side for a goal kick

44'

The throw comes in and headed out for a corner. 

43'

Webster getting ready for a long throw...

42'

Almost half time now and Pats have a free kick on the half way line. 

39'

Corner Kick

Chris Forrester (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick.

Bone gets a head on the cross but Harps clear. 

39'

Pats in a corner kick after a sustained period of attacking play. 

36'

You can view the opening goal of the game below. 

33'

Shanley crosses into the box from the left but Jaros is out and claims in the air. 

32'

Corner Kick

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

Easily headed clear by Mountney. 

30'

GOAL!

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. 

30'

Half an hour gone and there hasn't been much between these sides so far. Can someone get the breakthru. 

27'

Period of attacking play from Pats but they can't find any pass to cut open the Harps defence. 

26'

Shanley attempts the shot on goal but it is wide of the target

26'

Mountney fouls Harps and they have a free 40 yards plus out. 

25'

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. 

24'

Free Kick

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

Decent ball into the box but Barrett hits it clear from his position in the middle of the box. 

23'

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. 

20'

Cross into the box from Harps but Jaros is equal to it 

17'

Possession getting exchanged in the middle of the pitch with neither team posing any danger to the other in the last few minutes. 

14'

Pats passing around outside the Harps box but the long ball over the back line sees the assistant ref raise the flag for offside. 

13'

Corner Kick

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

Lee Desmond at the back post heads it clear and out for a throw. 

12'

and he throws it short ... and it is crossed and put out for a corner to Harps

12'

Harps now prepping for another long throw from Webster....

10'

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. 

9'

Not a lot to report at the moment. No real events of note over the last few minutes. 

6'

Corner Kick

Chris Forrester (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick.

Free header for Sam Bone but his headed attempt is off target. 

6'

Corner Kick

Chris Forrester (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick.

Sent to the front poster but Russell puts it out for another corner. 

5'

King to Smith and he hits it out wide to the left and the ball is deflected out for a corner to Pats. 

4'

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. 

3'

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. 

1'

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. 

1'

GAME ON!

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





Finn Harps
DSept. 17, 2021
Harps 3 - 3 Dundalk
LSept. 21, 2021
Dundalk 3 - 1 Harps
WSept. 24, 2021
Bohs 1 - 2 Harps
DOct. 1, 2021
Harps 2 - 2 Dundalk
LOct. 15, 2021
Waterford 4 - 1 Harps
Mark McGinley 1
Goalkeeper
Kosovar Sadiki 4
75'
75Subbed Off: Tony McNamee 75'
Defender
Stephen Folan 57
Defender
© David Webster 5
Defender
Will Seymore 28
Booked: 90'
Midfielder
Karl O'Sullivan 7
58'
58Subbed Off: Sean Boyd 58'
Midfielder
Barry McNamee 11
Midfielder
John Dunleavy 8
67'
67Subbed Off: Ryan Rainey 67'
Midfielder
Mark Coyle 14
Midfielder
Ryan Shanley 29
58'
58Subbed Off: Adam Foley 58'
Forward
Mark Russell 17
58'
58Subbed Off: Stephen Doherty 58'
Forward

Substitutes
Mark Timlin 10
Midfield
Ryan Rainey 22
67'
67Subbed On: John Dunleavy 67'
Midfield
Tunde Owolabi 45
Forward
Luke McNicholas 32
Goalkeeper
Tony McNamee 26
75'
75Subbed On: Kosovar Sadiki 75'
Midfield
Niall McGinley 18
Midfield
Adam Foley 19
58'
58Subbed On: Ryan Shanley 58'
Midfield
Stephen Doherty 21
58'
58Subbed On: Mark Russell 58'
Midfield
Sean Boyd 9
58'
58Subbed On: Karl O'Sullivan 58'
Forward
St. Pats
WSept. 17, 2021
St. Pats 3 - 0 Wexford
LSept. 24, 2021
St. Pats 0 - 1 Shamrock R
WOct. 1, 2021
Drogheda 0 - 1 St. Pats
LOct. 15, 2021
Derry 1 - 0 St. Pats
WOct. 22, 2021
St. Pats 3 - 1 Dundalk
1 Vitezslav Jaros
Goalkeeper
5 Lee Desmond
Defender
4 Sam Bone
Defender
29 Paddy Barrett
Defender
8 Chris Forrester
Midfielder
3 Ian Bermingham
Midfielder 85'
85Subbed Off: Shane Griffin 85'
6 Jamie Lennon
Midfielder
2 John Mountney
Midfielder
10 Rónán Coughlan
Forward 70'
70Subbed Off: Alfie Lewis 70'
15 Billy King
Forward
Scored: 30'
12 Matty Smith
Forward
Scored: 61'

Substitutes
25 Josh Keeley
Goalkeeper
20 Shane Griffin
Defender 85'
85Subbed On: Ian Bermingham 85'
31 Kian Corbally
Midfield
17 Darragh Burns
Midfield
16 Alfie Lewis
Midfield 70'
70Subbed On: Rónán Coughlan 70'
18 Ben McCormack
Midfield 87'
87Subbed On: Conor Barry 87'
9 Nahum Melvin-Lambert
Forward
27 Daniel Norris
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 5:45 p.m. April 23, 2021

Venue: Finn Park

Referee: Robert Harvey

Attendance: Unknown

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