Banda hat-trick puts Harps U-19s into semi-final

Banda hat-trick puts Harps U-19s into semi-final

The Finn Harps U19s secured their place in the semi-finals of the FAI National League competition after defeating a highly fancied Cork City side 3-1 at Bishopstown this afternoon.

Cork City 1 . . . . . . . . . . Finn Harps 3

A first half B.J. Banda hat-trick put Joe Boyle’s on the road to victory. Those three goals from the young striker who was a late sub in the Harps senior side’s win over Bray Wanderers last night gave the visitors a huge 3-0 half-time advantage.

The hosts did pull a goal back but Harps held on and will now play UCD in the semi-finals of the competition at home in Ballybofey.