FINN HARPS hit the ground running in the Airtricity League First Division when an explosive first home outing of the campaign saw them on their way to fine win against old foes Cobh Ramblers.
Finn Harps 4
Cobh Ramblers 1
The Ballybofey side enjoyed a reasonably fruitful first outing of the new season with a 1-1 draw at Waterford United seven nights’ beforehand with Sean McCarron on the mark and the Derry native continued where he left off against Cobh.
McCarron struck twice in a frantic first half and although Dave Hill’s side opened their season in even more spectacular fashion than Harps – winning 5-0 against Wexford Youths – their defensive frailties let them down in the north-west. McHugh, typically, was on the mark again for his second of the night when he headed home a neat cross from Paul McVeigh.
Two of their three first half concessions – McHugh had got Harps second in between McCarron’s brace – were avoidable, although Harps’ high energy approach certainly unsettled their visitors.
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