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Disappointment for Harps as they lose to Cork

Ollie Horgan, Finn Harps manager



Finn Harps 0-1 Cork City

FOR the third time in two seasons, Cork City won by a goal to nil in Ballybofey, as Garry Buckley’s 70th minute goal helped them defeat Finn Harps tonight.

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Harps held strong in the first 20 minutes, but Cork soon started to get on top.

Kieran Sadlier, Gearoid Morrissey, and Jimmy Keohane all went close, but Cork couldn’t find a way through.

HT: Finn Harps 0-0 Cork City

Harps goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher was forced to make two excellent saves after the break, before Mark Timlin squandered a great chance for Ollie Horgan’s team.

Harps enjoyed a good spell before Cork scored in the 70th minute when Garry Buckley bundled to the net after Ryan Delaney’s looping header hit the post.

The home side emjoyed a good spell but then Cork struck for the only goal of the game in the 70th minute.

Ryan Delaney met Beattie’s cross with a good header, and the ball hit the post, but Garry Buckley reacted quickest to score the rebound.

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The Harps players were incensed as they felt Gallagher’s hand was kicked by Buckley as he finished to the net, but the goal stood.

Horgan’s men failed to create a chance of note during the remainder of the game and had to settle for defeat.

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