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Date: 8 p.m. May 6, 2016
Venue: Finn Park
Att: 1,007

Peno Miss: 90'
- Anto Murphy 90' + 3'


League Report: Finn Harps 0 - 0 Bohemians

Sat, May 07 2016

Credit: Steve Alfred

Ciaran Gallagher was the hero of the day for Finn Harps as he saved an injury-time penalty to earn the home side a point, in a dull game of few chances that neither team deserved to win.

 

Both managers made one change each from their last respective game, Barry Molloy coming in for Harps in place of Liam Flatley who started the draw away at Wexford Youths and Mark Quigley replacing Kurtis Byrne who was in the starting line up for Bohemians' defeat at home to Champions elect Dundalk.

 

The first real chance of the opening twenty minutes fell to Paddy Kavanagh who rounded goalkeeper Gallagher but scuffed his shot under pressure from Packie Mailey, who then cleared the ball.

 

Shortly before the break Finn Harps were forced into a substitution with Michael Funston replacing the injured Gareth Harkin.

 

Damien McNulty had the last chance of an uneventful first half after a lay-off from Funston but his shot was wide of the mark to leave it 0 - 0 at half time.

 

As the second half got underway, Jake Kelly replaced Ayman Ben Mohamed for Bohemians.

 

The first chance of the second half fell to Ryan Curran after a great cross from Adam Hanlon but his soft header was easily saved by Delaney.

 

20 minutes into the second half Ollie Horgan made an attacking change with Kevin McHugh coming on for Adam Hanlon.

 

Five minutes later, Keith Long made a double change with Anto Murphy and Kurtis Byrne replacing Keith Buckley and Mark Quigley, while Horgan made another attacking swap with Dave Scully replacing Tony McNamee.

 

The game came to life in stoppage time as Ryan Curran hit a late free for Finn Harps off the wall, Bohemians went straight on the counter attack where Ciaran Coll gave away a penalty after a tackle on Roberto Lopes. Anto Murphy stepped up but his effort was well saved by Ciaran Gallagher in the home goal, in what was the last action of the game.

 

After the match Ollie Horgan admitted from where he was stood it did look like a penalty but he

commended the honesty of the away team with several players admitting it wasnt a penalty.

 

The result leaves Finn Harps unmoved in seventh on 12 points while Bohemians leapfrog Sligo into eighth on 11 points. Bohemians are now unbeaten in their last 13 matches against Finn Harps.

 

Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher; Damien McNulty, Ciaran Coll, Keith Cowan, Packie Mailey; Gareth Harkin(Michael Funston 38), Tony McNamee(Dave Scully 77), Sean Houston, Adam Hanlon(Kevin McHugh 65), Barry Molloy; Ryan Curran.

 

Subs not used: Richard Brush (gk), Ethan Boyle, Tommy McMonagle, Liam Flatley.

 

Booked: Ciaran Coll (90+2).

 

Bohemians: Dean Delaney; Derek Pender, Daniel Byrne, Derek Prendergast, Lorcan Fitzgerald; Roberto Lopes, Keith Buckley(Anto Murphy 70), Paddy Kavanagh, Dave Mulcahy, Ayman Ben Mohamed(Jake Kelly 46), Mark Quigley(Kurtis Byrne 70).

 

Subs not used: Stephen Best, Eoin Wearen, Dylan Hayes, Lee Stacey (gk).

 

Booked: None.

 

Referee: Dave McKeown.

Attendance: 1,007.

ExtraTime.ie Player of the Match: Ciaran Gallagher(Finn Harps).


Finn Harps
Ciaran Gallagher
Goalkeeper
Ciaran Coll
90Booked: 90'
Defender
Keith Cowan
Defender
Packie Mailey
Defender
Damien McNulty
Defender
Adam Hanlon
65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Midfielder
Gareth Harkin
38'
38Subbed Off: 38'
Midfielder
Sean Houston
Midfielder
Tony McNamee
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Midfielder
Barry Molloy
Midfielder
Ryan Curran
90Booked: 90'
Forward

Substitutes
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
Ethan Boyle
Defender
Liam Flatley
Midfield
Michael Funston
38'
38Subbed On: 38'
Midfield
Kevin McHugh
65'
65Subbed On: 65'
Forward
Thomas McMonagle
Defender
David Scully
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Forward
Bohemians
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Derek Pender
Defender
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Daniel Byrne
Defender
Dave Mulcahy
Midfielder
Roberto Lopes
Midfielder
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfielder
Keith Buckley
Midfielder 70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Ayman Ben Mohamed
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Mark Quigley
Forward 70'
70Subbed Off: 70'

Substitutes
Eoin Wearen
Midfield
Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
Anto Murphy
Defender
70Subbed On: 70'
70'
90Peno Miss: 90'
Jake Kelly
Midfield
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Dylan Hayes
Defender
Kurtis Byrne
Forward
70Subbed On: 70'
70'
Stephen Best
Defender