HEARTBREAK FOR FINN HARPS AS THEY BOW OUT OF FAI CUP ON PENALTIES

first_imgMichael Funston sets up a Finn Harps attack. Picture by Joe Boland.Raymond Foy hurdles the challenge of a Longford Town player during Harps FAI Cup this evening at Finn Park. Picture by Joe Boland.FAI CUP: FINN HARPS have bowed out of the FAI cup after a dramatic penalty shoot-out tonight at Finn Park.In a game played in absolutely dreadful weather conditions both sides struggled to assert any sort of steady influence on the game.Both sides battled hard and defended resolutely throughout in an absorbing cup tie. However, just like Friday night neither side could make the breakthrough at a rain soaked and wind swept Finn Park.Even an additional thirty minutes of extra-time failed to conjure up a goal to send one of these evenly matches sides into the hat for the fourth round of the FAI Cup.The game went to penalties but it was Longford Town who prevailed after Gareth Harkin and Josh Mailey both missed penalties.Kevin McHugh and Tony McNamee had converted their penalties before Harkin missed their third penalty. Mark Salmon, David O’Sullivan and Kevin O’Connor all dispatched their efforts.Garbhan Friel tucked away his penalty before Harps got a lifeline when Rhys Gorman missed his penalty.Harps had a chance to go in front but Josh Mailey missed his spot kick and Martin Deady fired his effort past Ciaran Gallagher to send Tony Cousin’s side into the next round.Harps have performed exceptionally well over the two ties and will now turn their attentions to Athlone Town on Friday night as they look to maintain their lead at the top of the table. HEARTBREAK FOR FINN HARPS AS THEY BOW OUT OF FAI CUP ON PENALTIES was last modified: June 1st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Extra timefai cupfinn harpsHome-page Sportpenaltieslast_img


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