Wednesday 20 September 2017

Dsane's extra bit of class

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Michael Timlinn of Finn Harps and Dylan Hayes and Shane Supple of Bohemians hit the dirt. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Michael Timlinn of Finn Harps and Dylan Hayes and Shane Supple of Bohemians hit the dirt. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

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The Finn Harps support have a new hero in English import Eddie Dsane, as the striker, who only came out of hospital days ago after illness struck, put the Donegal side into the next round of the FAI Cup.

Dsane struck a free-kick four minutes into extra-time of a seven-goal thriller at Finn Park, that set-piece the key moment of an enthralling night which began, and ended, badly for Bohemians.

11 August 2017; Ibrahim Keita of Finn Harps in action against Derek Pender of Bohemians during the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup First Round match between Finn Harps and Bohemians at Finn Park in Ballybofey, Donegal. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
11 August 2017; Ibrahim Keita of Finn Harps in action against Derek Pender of Bohemians during the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup First Round match between Finn Harps and Bohemians at Finn Park in Ballybofey, Donegal. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

Kick-off in Ballybofey was delayed due to the Dublin club's late arrival, after their team bus failed to start when they emerged from a pre-match meal in nearby Letterkenny, yet it was the away side who scored first, against the run of play on 22 minutes, Dinny Corcoran with a fine shot from the edge of the box.

Harps were level on the half-hour mark, from defender Kilian Cantwell and on 35 minutes Harps were in front as striker Ibrahim Keita went down in the box under a challenge from Dan Byrne, and Sean Houston beat Shane Supple from the penalty spot.

A headed goal from Paddy Kavanagh four minutes into the second half had Bohs level and with 14 minutes of normal time left, captain Derek Pender worked a one-two and scored his first goal in two seasons.

Harps responded again, Houston scoring another penalty deep into added time after Coalan McAleer was felled in the box, sending the tie to extra-time, and Dsane's free proved crucial.

Sean Houston of Finn Harps in action against Derek Pender of Bohemian. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Sean Houston of Finn Harps in action against Derek Pender of Bohemian. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

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