Finn Harps 0-1 Shamrock Rovers
GARY McCabe’s 70th minute penalty was the difference between the sides as Shamrock Rovers defeated Finn Harps in Ballybofey tonight.
Rovers had the better of the first half and had a couple of decent opportunities to take the lead, but Harps held them out.
Ollie Horgan’s men battled hard in the second half, but the Tallaght sde were awarded a penalty when goalkeeper Richard Brush took down Danny North, and McCabe hammered the spot-kick to the top corner of the net.
Harps pressed forward in the closing exchanges and forced a number of long throws, but they couldn’t create a clear-cut opportunity.
However, the Harps players felt they should have had a penalty at the death when Michael Funston went down in the box, but the referee Neil Doyle waved away the appeals and Rovers held on to collect all three points.
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