Sam Todd . . . got the opening Finn Harps goal Photo Stephen Doherty
Finn Harps needed extra-time to prevail in the opening round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup against Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds.
Bray Wanderers 1
Finn Harps 3
The Finn Park side, who have been on a very good run of form, came good in extra-time against the Premier Division side.
Harps had to come from behind in normal time after Bray Wanderers took an early lead with Ger Pender on target after just 15 minutes.
But Harps got back on terms midway through the second half with big Sam Todd getting the vital goal which won them the right to extra-time.
In extra-time the breakthrough for Harps came through Mikey Place and they made it a comfortable win when recent signing Jacob Borg hit the third
BRAY WANDERERS: Evan Moran, Darragh Gibbons, Sean Harding (Dylan Hayes 77), Sean Heaney, Conor Kenna, Kevin Lynch, Rhys Gorman, Darragh Noone (Dragos Mamaliga 95), Paul O'Conor, Byron O'Gorman (Jake Ellis 104), Ger Pender.
FINN HARPS: Ciaran Gallagher, Niall Logue, Keith Cowan, Ciaran Coll, Jakup Borg, Sam Todd, Mikey Place, John Kavanagh, Gareth Harkin (Mark Timlin 106), Jesse Devers (Mark Coyle 65), Nathan Boyle (Oluwantunmise Sobowale 76).
Referee: Rob Harvey (Dublin).