Finn Harps stuttered to their ninth league defeat of the campaign after a free-kick from Sean Brennan earned Monaghan United the points at Gortakeegan on Monday night.
Monaghan United 1
Finn Harps 0
A clumsy tackle by Paddy McLaughlin on Ryan Brennan gave United a 43rd minute free-kick in prime scoring territory. Sean Brennan didn’t disappoint, curling his shot low around the wall to beat a bemused Ciaran Gallagher at his post.
Harps have only one win, which was against Athlone Town last week, in 13 outings this term. Peter Hutton’s side begin their FAI Cup campaign on Friday night with a visit to Longford Town’s Flancare Park.