HARPS HOPING TO CONTINUE UNBEATEN START TO SEASON AT WATERFORD ON FRIDAY NIGHT

first_imgRuairi Keating is a doubt for Finn Harps ahead of their trip to Waterford on Friday night.Finn Harps will be hoping to extend their unbeaten league start to the season to three games on Friday evening when they make the long trip south to face Waterford United at the RSC (kick-off 7.45pm). Harps followed up their opening day scoreless draw away to Shelbourne with a comfortable 2-0 victory over league newboys Cabinteely at Finn Park last Friday night.“I was glad to get the win on Friday night,” said Harps boss Ollie Horgan after the game. “Credit to the ground staff who got the pitch ready in very difficult weather conditions leading up to game,” he said. “The early goal was a huge help to us but Cabinteely were always dangerous from set pieces and on the break.“They will prove to be very difficult opposition to us and a lot more teams in the season ahead,” said Horgan of the Dublin based side.Harps controlled much of the game but clear cut chances were few and far between.“We really hadn’t too many chances until after second goal when Cabinteely pushed men forward and left space to try to exploit at the back. “I felt that all fourteen lads that played made a contribution which doesn’t always happen,” continued Horgan.Like Harps, Friday’s opponents Waterford have made an unbeaten start to the season and have also picked up four points from their opening two games including last week’s 2-1 victory over Wexford Youths.“Waterford have made a great start and will obviously be full of confidence having beaten Wexford away,” said Horgan.“The return of Jack Doherty and Dylan Mernagh is a big boost to them along with new additions in the likes of Sean Hurley and young Dineen at the back.“We struggled in the RSC this time last year and they ran out comfortable winners so we know how difficult it is going to be. “We worked hard as a group last Friday against Cabinteely in front of a very encouraging home support,” said Horgan.“However, it is more difficult to repeat this away from home in places like Waterford this Friday with their home support and quality.”Packie Mailey remains out while last week’s two goal hero Rory Keating is a doubt and will be assessed prior to the departure south.Although Harps held the upper hands against Waterford last season – winning two and drawing one of their four meetings – they haven’t always had their way against Friday’s opponents. In the twenty meetings prior to last season they had won only three times against Waterford, with only one of these victories coming at the RSC.TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: Ruairi Keating.Injured: Packie Mailey.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-W-L-L-D-W (7 pts)Waterford United: L-L-W-L-D-W (7 pts)RECORD AGAINST WATERFORD / WATERFORD UNITED (All competitions)Friday’s game will be the 95th meeting of the two clubs, and the 47th to be played in Waterford.Total Games: 94 (47 at Waterford)Harps Wins: 32 (11 at Waterford)Waterford Wins: 43 (25 at Waterford)Draws: 19 (11 at Waterford)Harps Goals: 136 (57 at Waterford)Waterford Goals: 148 (86 at Waterford)LAST 10 GAMES v WATERFORD UNITED27-Jul-12 Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (First Division)29-Sep-12 Finn Harps 1-2 Waterford United (First Division)08-Mar-13 Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (First Division)26-Apr-13 Finn Harps 0-1 Waterford United (First Division)28-Jun-13 Waterford United 3-0 Finn Harps (First Division)16-Aug-13 Finn Harps 0-2 Waterford United (First Division)07-Mar-14 Finn Harps 0-0 Waterford United (First Division)25-Apr-14 Waterford United 2-0 Finn Harps (First Division)27-Jun-14 Finn Harps 1-0 Waterford United (First Division)15-Aug-14 Waterford United 0-2 Finn Harps (First Division)LAST TIME v WATERFORD at RSC15th August 2014.WATERFORD UNITED 0FINN HARPS 2 Jordan Loftus 16, 36.Waterford United: Matthew Connor, Conor Whittle, Shaun Corcoran, Patrick Fitzgerald, John Frost, Brian Nolan, Ross Fitzpatrick (Mikie Rowe 59), Vincent Sullivan, Ethan Boyle, Conor Coad (Cormac Breslin 78), Mark Walsh (Andrew O’Connor 59). Subs not used: Samuel Ogayemi, Shane Morrissey, Daryll Power.Finn Harps: Conor Winn, Brian McGrory, Ciaran Coll, Keith Cowan, Thomas McMonagle, Josh Mailey, Carel Tiofack (Oisin Hassett 83), Pat McCann, Sean McCarron (Cathal McDaid 90), Kevin McHugh, Jordan Loftus (Gerard O’Callaghan 70). Subs not used: Shaun Patton, James Gallagher.FINN HARPS GOALSCORERS 2015 (All competitions)Ruairi Keaing 2Brian McGrory 1 (in League Cup)Keith Cowan 1 (in League Cup)FINN HARPS RESULTS / FIXTURES 2015Mar Fri 06 Shelbourne 0-0 Finn HarpsMon 09 Galway Utd 3-2 Finn Harps (League Cup)Fri 13 Finn Harps 2-0 CabinteelyFri 20 A Waterford UnitedFri 27 H Cobh RamblersApr Fri 03 A UCDFri 10 H Athlone TownFri 17 A Wexford YouthsFri 24 H ShelbourneMay Fri 01 A CabinteelyFri 08 H Waterford UnitedSat 16 A Cobh RamblersFri 22 H UCDJun Fri 05 A Athlone TownFri 12 H Wexford YouthsFri 26 A ShelbourneJul Fri 03 H CabinteelyFri 10 A Waterford UnitedFri 17 H Cobh RamblersFri 24 A UCDFri 31 H Athlone TownAug Fri 07 A Wexford YouthsFri 14 H ShelbourneFri 28 A CabinteelySep Sat 05 H Waterford UnitedSat 19 A Cobh RamblersFri 25 H UCDOct Fri 09 A Athlone TownSat 17 H Wexford YouthsCompiled by Joe Doherty. Email: joedoherty@finnharps.comHARPS HOPING TO CONTINUE UNBEATEN START TO SEASON AT WATERFORD ON FRIDAY NIGHT was last modified: March 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finn harpsHome-page SportnewssoccerWATERFORD UNITEDlast_img

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