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Date: 8 p.m. March 8, 2019
Venue: Finn Park
Att: 1215
TV:

Caolan McAleer 2' -
Scored: 2'


Mark Coyle 37' -
Scored: 37'


Raffaele Cretaro 80' -
Scored: 80'


Scored: 16'
- Conor McCarthy 16'

Scored: 45'
- Gearóid Morrissey 45'

Scored: 58'
- Gearóid Morrissey 58'

Scored: 69'
- Graham Cummins 69'



League Preview: Finn Harps -v- Cork City

Fri, Mar 08 2019

FINN HARPS

Finn Harps will look to pick up their first win of the season tonight when they welcome Cork City to Finn Park (kick-off 7.45pm).

Ollie Horgan’s side currently occupy ninth position in the table and win would see them leapfrog their opponents who they currently trail by two points.

Their two points on the board so far this season have come against Dundalk and St. Pats but their most recent game on Monday saw them defeated 3-0 away to Shamrock Rovers.

Ollie Horgan is urging the Harps fans to come out and support the team as they look to bounce back after two defeats in their last two fixtures.

“Look we’re a part-time Club and we’ll be up against it again Friday night against Cork,” said Horgan in the build up to the game.

“They were double champions two years ago. We need the supporters to come out in big numbers and back us with lots of positive encouragement. The players want the fans to stick with them and roar them on, which will hopefully give us that little bit of extra advantage at home.

“We have all moved on from the two defeats and have concentrated all our energies since Tuesday on being ready to give it our best shot tomorrow night. If we do that then we have chance but it will probably also take Cork to perform below par.”

CORK CITY

Cork City have had a stuttering start to the 2019 season and will be hoping to start climbing the table with three points as they travel to Donegal this evening.

John Caulfield’s side are languishing in eight place in the table with just four points from four league games and everyone around Turner’s Cross will be hoping the wins start to come sooner rather than later.

Their first and only win so far this season came on the road two weeks ago against Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds and they now make the long journey to Donegal as they look to keep their away form on track.

“For the last few years, when we’ve gone up there, it was 1-0, we had penalties with Seani Maguire and Garry Buckley scoring late on.” spoke assistant manager John Cotter during the week.

 It’s always a tough place to go. Generally when we go up there, the weather seems to be poor. The pitch, at this stage of the season, will be heavy, and no doubt it’ll be a tight pitch. First and foremost, it’s going to be a battle, you’re guaranteed that. We’ll have to be ready for it.”

“When we go up there, we generally have a good crowd that make the journey. They’ll be great up there on Friday night, so we just have to give them something to cheer about.”

Referee: Damien McGraith

MATCH STATS

These sides sit in 8th and 9th position in the league table ahead of tonight’s fixture with Cork City two points ahead of Harps.

Finn Harps had a very good home record in the First Division last season winning nine of their fourteen league games at home.

Cork City won ten of their eighteen games on the road last season, losing five and sharing the spoils in three.

BETTING

Finn Harps 4/1; Draw 13/5; Cork City 8/13

PREDICTION

Finn Harps 0-2 Cork City

Finn Harps

Injured: Sam Todd, Gareth Harkin, Mark Timlin

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Cork City

Injured: Matthew Gillam, Alan Bennett

Doubtful: Karl Sheppard, Gearoid Morrissey, Sean McLoughlin

Suspended: None

 



Finn Harps
Ciaran Gallagher
Goalkeeper
Colm Deasy
Defender
Keith Cowan
Defender
Jacob Borg
Defender
Harry Ascroft
Defender
Daniel O'Reilly
Defender
Sam Todd
Defender
Mark Coyle
37Scored: 37'
Midfielder
Caolan McAleer
2Scored: 2'
Midfielder
Raffaele Cretaro
80Scored: 80'
Forward
Sean Boyd
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Forward

Substitutes
Niall Logue
Defender
Peter Burke
Goalkeeper
Nathan Boyle
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Forward
Niall McGinley
Midfield
Tony McNamee
Midfield
Mikey Place
Midfield
Mark Russell
Unknown
Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Conor McCarthy
Defender
16Scored: 16'
Colm Horgan
Defender
Shane Griffin
Defender
Dan Casey
Defender
40Booked: 40'
Gearóid Morrissey
Midfielder
45Scored: 45'
58Scored: 58'
Conor McCormack
Midfielder
Garry Buckley
Midfielder
85Booked: 85'
Daire O'Connor
Midfielder 78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Karl Sheppard
Midfielder 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Dan Smith
Forward 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'

Substitutes
Liam Nash
Forward
Graham Cummins
Forward
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
69Scored: 69'
Garry Comerford
Defender
Kevin O'Connor
Defender
Darragh Rainsford
Forward
78Subbed On: 78'
78'
Tadhg Ryan
Goalkeeper
James Tilley
Forward
90Subbed On: 90'
90'


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