Finn Harps 1-1 Shelbourne
FINN Harps were pegged back by Shelbourne in Ballybofey tonight but a share of the spoils sees them move off the bottom of the table as they leap-frog UCD on goal difference
The first half was a drab affair with neither side offering much.
The fans had to wait until the 40th minute for a clear-cut chance when Shelbourne’s Dan Carr went through on goal but Gary Boylan made a fantastic tackle.
HT: Finn Harps 0-0 Shelbourne
Harps went in front in the 52nd minute when Conor Tourish headed home from Barry McNamee’s cross.
However, they were only ahead for six minutes when James McKeown couldn’t keep Stephan Negru’s header out.
Rob Jones went very close to regaining the lead for Harps but he was denied by a stunning save from Brendan Clarke.
Shelbourne could have won the game in the 90th minute but Sean Boyd was denied by a great save from McKeown.
The game ended in a draw and Harps climb above UCD on goal difference after the Students lost 1-0 against Bohemians.
Ollie Horgan’s Harps take on high-flying Derry City next Friday.