First-50 percent plans from Filip Mihaljević and Eric McWoods place Finn Harps on the street to a significantly-essential victory in excess of Drogheda United at Finn Park.
McWoods then included the rating immediately after the break for a good earn. The win indicates the Ballybofey side leapfrogged UCD at the base of his SSE Airtricity League Leading Division table, with the two wrestlers set to experience off following Friday evening at Bellfield.
The 3 factors were being a welcome acquire for Ollie Hogan’s side, who have only received two house and away game titles at Shelbourne this year.
McWoods and Michaljevic achieved out for just about every other’s plans, the People were being knocked down inside the place, and the Croatians planted the resulting penalty in the base proper of Townend’s purpose 23 minutes afterwards.
Then, with a second objective in the 44th minute, Harps’ half-time cuppa intended it tasted a minimal sweeter when McWoods, energized by a spectacular end from Michaljevic, scored. Did.
Drogheda manager Kevin Dougherty would have been scratching his head about his aspect creating prospects early on and a deficit two plans apart. Former Harps striker Adam Foley observed probabilities come and go early when he was hampered by James McKeon in the Harps target.
3 minutes later, Greenback Nugent shot from the edge of the harp space and hit the write-up.
On the other facet, Colin McCabe bounced off Mihaljevic’s shot, which was just a prelude to Drogheda’s next opening. Darragh Marquee experienced his pop on purpose blocked by Barry McNamee and his second shot went huge off his have player.Chris Lyons.
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With Harps dropping confidence immediately after a disappointing 2-out-of-36 result, the 3rd objective was generally huge and McWoods place his nerves to relaxation without having worrying about time. Regan Donnelon’s header from a cross was fantastic immediately after Ethan Boyle’s operate down the correct flank.
Previous Grimsby Town netminder McKeon stopped brilliantly from Ryan Brennan late on to make sure a cleanse sheet on the evening of the Harps’ very best household overall performance of the period.
Fin Harps: James McKeon Gary Boylan, Conor Turish, Rob Slevin. Ethan Boyle (Jose Carrillo 89), Ellie Gael Nzei, Ryan Connolly, Regan Donnelon. Barry McNamee (Mark Timlin 90) Philip Michaljevic (Ryan Rainey 70), Eric McWoods.
Drogheda United: Colin McCabe Georgie Poynton, Andrew Quinn, Dane Massey, Evan Weir. Adam Foley (Dean Williams 61), Gary Deegan, Darrah Nugent (Ryan Brennan ht), Dale Rooney. Greenback Markie (Dylan Grimes 65) Chris Lyons (Victor Aron 75).
Referee: Damian McGrath.