Finn Harps held by Cobh Ramblers

Diarmaid Doherty

Reporter:

Diarmaid Doherty

Finn Harps held by Cobh Ramblers
It was a frustrating night for Finn Harps as they were held by bottom-of-the-table Cobh Ramblers in Ballybofey on Friday night.

It was a frustrating night for Finn Harps as they were held by bottom-of-the-table Cobh Ramblers in Ballybofey on Friday night.

Finn Harps 1 
Cobh Ramblers 0

Harps have now lost just one game in nine - but this was a match they would have been expecting to win.

Cobh lost their goalkeeper, Shane Hallihan, to injury after he came off worst in a collision with Caoimhinn Bonner early in the contest. The keeper was stretchered from the pitch with a suspected broken leg. That was the only real talking point of a disappointing first half.

But thankfully Harps were much better in the second half and twice substitute keeper, Robert Birdsall denied Ciaran Coll.

Kevin McHugh also went close when his goalbound effort was deflected wide for a corner while at the other end, Harps keeper, Conor Winn, did well to save from Stephen Kenny.

Harps did their best to find a late winner but Cobh were well organised at the back and deserved the draw.

Finn Harps: Conor Winn, Caoimhinn Bonner (Thomas McMonagle 50), Ciaran Coll, Keith Cowan, Packie Mailey, Damien McNulty, Josh Mailey (Carel Tiofack 82), Pat McCann, Paul McVeigh (Darragh Black 65), Kevin McHugh, Gareth Harkin.

Cobh Ramblers: Shane Hallihan (Robert Birdsall 9), Roy Kenny, Anthony O’Donnell, Craig Burns, Brendan Frahill, Gary Comerford, Martin Deedy, Christopher McCarthy, Brendan Kenny (Kynan Rocks 57), Stephen Kenny (George Gill 82), Ryan Goldsmith.

Referee: Ray Matthews.