Harps warming up for play-offs with final game at home to Wexford

Harps warming up for play-offs with final game at home to Wexford
Finn Harps have already guaranteed themselves a play-off with one game remaining in the league and they can enjoy their final game.

Finn Harps have already guaranteed themselves a play-off with one game remaining in the league and they can enjoy their final game.

Harps play Wexford Youths this Saturday in Finn Park, kick off 7:45. Wexford have already topped the first division table and Harps have already secured second place.

The match doesn’t matter for either side but Harps would be hoping to continue their good form and keep the momentum up to the play-offs.

Horgan said after the draw in Athlone last weekend that Wexford Youths were the only team to beat Harps in Ballybofey, so they will be looking to erase that when the sides meet in the final league game on Saturday night.

Harps will want to extend their unbeaten run to seven games on Saturday also. Harps made it six unbeaten games after Friday night when they came from behind to draw 1-1 against Athlone Town at Lissywollen.

Afterwars Finn Harps found out who they were playing in the play-offs after last Friday’s games. Harps will face UCD after they secured third place. UCD beat Cabinteely 1-0 and Shelbourne lost 4-1 to Wexford Youths meaning UCD cannot be caught in third place.

Finn Harps centre-half, Packie Maile, looking ahead to Saturday’s game with Wexford: “The approach is the same and has to be as it is a league game.

“It’s hard to tell if Ollie is going to experiment, everyone is fighting for places for the play-offs and that’s a good thing,” says Mailey.

After coming back from injury Packie, who has been playing regularly in recent weeks, said: “It’s very important for me to get game time. It has been a tough year for me personally and I need as much game time as possible and it was good I got 90 minutes under my belt last week”.

Packie added: “Some of the focus is on the play-offs but we still need to focus for this weekend. Everyone is looking forward to the play-offs but we need to take it one step at a time and concentrate on each game. We all wanted automatic promotion, we got the play-offs and that’s the way we have to do it.

“This is where we wanted to be at the end of the season, fighting to get promotion, and we’re here with a chance to get promoted and that’s great for the club,” said Mailey.

Harps will play UCD in the first of the play-off games on October 23rd and October 30th with the second game at home in Finn Park.