A good night for Harps as both Wexford and Longford are beaten


A good night for Harps as both Wexford and Longford are beaten

Finn Harps might well be still smarting from their 5-0 defeat to Derry City, but there was some good news on Monday night when the bottom two in the Premier Division both lost.

Wexford Youths were hoping to close the gap on Harps as they travelled to play Shamrock Rovers.

However, despite taking an early lead from a Danny Furlong penalty, they lost 3-1.

It means they stay second from bottom, five points behind Harps with two more games played.

Meanwhile, Longford Town lost again, this time at home to St. Patrick's Athletic (1-0). They stay bottom of the table, 13 points adrift of Ollie Horgan's side with two more games played as well.

Harps were due to be away to Dundalk on Monday night but the game was cancelled some time ago due to the leaders' Champions League duties this week.

Harps are 9th in the Premier Division with 23 points from 22 games played.

Bray are tenth on 20 points from 21 matches played. They are in action next on Friday night at home to Galway United.

Harps have no game this weekend. They return to action a week on Friday with a home game against Shamrock Rovers.

Elsewhere on Monday night, Bohemians came from behind to beat Sligo Rovers 3-2 at Dalymount Park.

Derry City and Cork City drew 0-0 at the Brandywell.