PO Quarter Final
Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 19, 2018
Venue: Finn Park

John Kavanagh 18' -
Scored: 18'


Nathan Boyle 67' -
Scored: 67'


Live Updates for Finn Harps -v- Drogheda United

90' + 8'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Finn Harps and Drogheda United.

90' + 3'

Luke Gallagher gets forward looking to create but his shot is blocked and bounces up for Gallagher to claim.

90' + 2'

Substitution

John O'Flynn replaces Mikey Place for Finn Harps.

90'

Five minutes added on.

90'

Harps have the chance to seal it with a three-on-two break but Devers' final ball is poor when any decent ball would surely have laid on the clincher.

90'

Paul Skinner is up for the corner but after a prolonged bout of head tennis Harps get it clear!

90'

Paul Skinner is up for the corner but after a prolonged bout of head tennis Harps get it clear!

89'

Another free kick on the edge of the box for Drogs as Luke Gallagher is fouled in the air. Brennan's effort is better this time, but it's deflcted behind. The away fans claim handball, but it's a corner given.

88'

2,201 the attendance here.

86'

Drogheda win a free kick on the edge of the box as Coyle takes down Brennan, but again the midfielder's shooting boots desert him.

85'

Yellow Card

Mark Coyle is booked for Finn Harps.

80'

Drogs still not out of entirely, but they need to score, and Lee Duffy's long-range effort tests the reflexes of Gallagher.

79'

Substitution

Jesse Devers replaces Nathan Boyle for Finn Harps.

78'

Yellow Card

Mark Doyle is booked for Drogheda United.

77'

Good defending from Logue, who tracks Manley's run all the way to stop him turning Amour's cross goalward.

75'

Substitution

Niall Logue replaces Paddy McCourt for Finn Harps.

75'

"Seany, top corner!" is the shout frm the Harps fans. But it's not to be as a free kick goes well over.

74'

Yellow Card

Paddy McCourt is booked for Finn Harps.

74'

Bit of aggro as McCourt concedes a free kick and gets involved with Brennan in the aftermath, receiving a yellow for his trouble.

71'

Substitution

Janabi Amour replaces Gareth McCaffrey for Drogheda United.

69'

Nothing going Drogs' way as a long ball is won by Manley but called back for a handball.

67'

GOAL!

Nathan Boyle scores for Finn Harps. It's been coming and that should be that as Mark Coyle wins possession in midfield, picks out Nathan Boyle with a lovely pass and he cuts back inside before curling a shot past Paul Skinner.

65'

A striker for a defender as Drogs look to gamble.

65'

Substitution

Rob Manley replaces Colm Deasy for Drogheda United.

63'

A rare venture forward from Drogs and McCaffrey is found in the box, but Cowan and Borg are right on top of him to clear the danger.

62'

Not far away from a spectacular second for Kavanagh as he picks up the ball just past the penalty spot, steps forward and curls the ball onto the roof of the net.

61'

Keith Cowan meets a corner from Timlin but there's a mass of bodies in the way to turn it clear.

60'

Harps are all over Drogheda now, and a wonderful through-ball from McCourt finds Place, but he can't find the finish after checking back. Then Timlin as a go from the edge of the box, which Skinner touches behind. 

59'

Substitution

Lee Duffy replaces William Hondermarck for Drogheda United.

59'

Brennan wins the ball in midfield and plays it out to William Hondermarck, but the midfielder's shot lacks the power or direction.

56'

What a save from Paul Skinner! After Place is denied by a brilliantly-timed last-ditch tackle, Harps keep on the pressure and Timlin's ball in is turned goalwards by Boyle, and somehow Skinner gets a hand behind it at his knees and turns it away from goal.

54'

Drogheda still threatening and McCaffrey's low cross is well taken by Gallagher with Doyle ready to pounce.

53'

Chance for Harps as McCourt plays in Timlin on goal and the winger bends his shot on goal. Skinner saves, but the flag was up anyway.

50'

How have Harps not gone 2-0 up? A free kick into the box is headed across goal by Keith Cowan and it sits up for Nathan Boyle just outside the eight yard box, but he miskicks it completely and it goes wide.

47'

Harps picking up strongly and Boyle charges into the box before firing in a low cross Gallagher does well to cut out and clear.

46'

Harps get us back underway but somehow manage to concede a free kick without Drogheda touching the ball.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Finn Harps and Drogheda United has started.

45' + 2'

Half Time

It is half-time between Finn Harps and Drogheda United.

45'

One minute added on.

45'

A poro pass from Coll is cut out by Sean Brennan and he curls in an early cross for McCaffrey, whose diving header is tipped over by Gallagher, but the striker was offside anyway.

42'

That's by far Drogheda's best passage of the game and they're very unlucky not to level as Mark Doyle steals in behind and rolls the ball across goal, where Gareth McCaffrey can't quite turn it back inside the post.

41'

A decent period of pressure here for Drogheda but little to show for it, as Ciaran Kelly's cross is easily taken by Ciaran Gallagher.

38'

Place stupidly booked for blocking a Drogheda free from being taken. Harps were upset as it came from a perfect McCourt tackle.

38'

Yellow Card

Mikey Place is booked for Finn Harps.

37'

Harps putting good pressure on the Drogs ball high up the pitch, and from one such turnover Coyle tries to play in Place, but his pass is just overhit.

34'

Delay for treatment to Sean Brennan as the Drogs captain looked to be caught a bit late after letting the ball go.

33'

Drogs are leaving themselves very short at the back and a hooked clearance runs all the way through to Boyle up front, who has two men to beat and very nearly finds the space to cut inside and get his shot away, but it's well-defended by Deasy.

31'

The difference between the two sides at the moment is seen as Drogs go on the attack but Harps have loads of players back to defend Deasy's cross, and Gallagher claims easily.

30'

A series of Timlin corners ends with the winger tracking back before flicking the ball inside for Todd, whose long-range shot runs tamely through to the keeper.

26'

Great work in midfield by McCourt to step away from the defender and run into space before picking out Boyle's run to the right. The striker's deflected shot loops up and past the far post.

26'

A lovely through-ball from McCourt is deflected by Deasy into Timlin's path, but the winger's cross is overhit.

25'

Some more slack passing in their own half from Harps sees McCaffrey nick the ball through, but Todd does just enough to seal the ball off and Gallagher comes out to gather.

23'

Harps have been really sharp in attack so far, and one-touch passing sees Boyle put Place in, but Skinner is out quickly to ensure he can't flick home number two.

22'

Drogheda's set-pieces have been very poor so far, and in good areas, and Purdy's poor effort fails to  beat the first man and nearly results in a Harps chance up the other end.

20'

Penalty appeal for Drogheda as McCaffrey goes down in the box but, after taking a long look, Derek Tomney books the striker for diving.

20'

Yellow Card

Gareth McCaffrey is booked for Drogheda United.

18'

GOAL!

John Kavanagh scores for Finn Harps. Against the run of play, the home side take the lead as Mark Timlin's cross finds Nathan Boyle, and he tees up John Kavanagh on the overlap to slam a low shot into the corner.

17'

Very slack from Harps as Borg is dispossessed bt Gareth McCaffrey just outside the box but his shot is wayward.

16'

Half-chance for Drogs as a cross is only cleared to the edge of the box by Sam Todd, but two Drogheda players get in each other's way and the ball rolls away. Sean Brennan then tries a low strike, but Keith Cowan can block it and Harps clear.

14'

Deasy gets the away fans roaring with a no-nonsense tackle on Ciaran Coll, From the resulting throw, Boyle whips in a cross to the far post that is begging to be attacked but there's nobody on the end of it.

13'

Drogheda trying to get it wide to the full backs every chance they can and Brennan picks out Colm Deasy in space, but with a bit of a room to pick out a man in the box he slices it completely.

11'

A super run for Nathan Boyle as he takes on the ball 20 yards out and weaves through three tackles to get one-on-one with Skinner, but he shunts his low effort wide. It came after the referee played good advantage for a foul on Mark Coyle.

9'

Game yet to settle into a pattern so far, with Derek Tomney active on his whistles as both teams commit little fouls.

7'

Harps fail to clear their lines and Paddy McCourt conceded the free kick on the wing. It's clipped in by Richie Purdy but, again, it's overhit.

6'

Sean Brennan's corner is completely overhit and the result is a throw-in for Harps down in the left-hand corner.

6'

Conor Kane finds a yard of space in behind the wing backs and tries to stand up a cross but it goes out for a corner off Borg.

4'

Three at the back to start with for Harps and one of them, Jakob Borg, makes himself known with a crunching 50/50 challenge with Sean Brennan.

1'

Harps are on the attack straight from kick-off and some neat touches between Mikey Place and Mark Timlin see the former storm into the box, but Drogheda get the numbers back to crowd him out.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Finn Harps and Drogheda United has kicked off.

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Three changes to the Harps side from last week as Mark Coyle, Paddy McCourt and Nathan Boyle come in for Niall Logue, Gareth Harkin and Jesse Devers, Two changes for Drogheda from the first leg as Richie Purdy and Gareht McCaffrey replace Kealan Dillon and Chris Lyons. 

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Hello and welcome to Extratime.ie's coverage of tonight's promotion play-off semi-final second leg clash between Finn Harps and Drogheda United from Finn Park. The tie is currently locked at 1-1 following the first leg in Drogheda seven days ago, and there is no away goals rule so only a scoreline win will see either side through or else penalties are needed.



Photo Gallery for Finn Harps -v- Drogheda United



Finn Harps
Ciaran Gallagher
Goalkeeper
Sam Todd
Defender
Keith Cowan
Defender
Jakup Borg
Defender
Mark Timlin
Midfielder
Paddy McCourt
74Booked: 74'
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Midfielder
John Kavanagh
18Scored: 18'
Midfielder
Mark Coyle
85Booked: 85'
Midfielder
Ciaran Coll
Midfielder
Mikey Place
38Booked: 38'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Forward
Nathan Boyle
67Scored: 67'
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Forward

Substitutes
Tunmise Sobowale
Midfield
John O'Flynn
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Forward
Niall McGinley
Midfield
Niall Logue
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Defender
Aidan Friel
Midfield
Jesse Devers
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Forward
Peter Burke
Goalkeeper
Drogheda United
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Colm Deasy
Defender 65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Kevin Farragher
Defender
Luke Gallagher
Defender
Conor Kane
Defender
Sean Brennan
Midfielder
Ciaran Kelly
Midfielder
Richie Purdy
Midfielder
Mark Doyle
Forward
78Booked: 78'
William Hondermarck
Forward 59'
59Subbed Off: 59'
Gareth McCaffrey
Forward
20Booked: 20'
71'
71Subbed Off: 71'

Substitutes
Janabi Amour
Unknown
71Subbed On: 71'
71'
Lloyd Buckley
Defender
Kealan Dillon
Midfield
Lee Duffy
Forward
59Subbed On: 59'
59'
Luca Gratzer
Goalkeeper
Rob Manley
Forward
65Subbed On: 65'
65'
Sean Trimble
Defender