Thursday 21 September 2017

Morrissey double snaps Finn Harps winless streak

Finn Harps 3 St Pat's 1

Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Danny Morrissey scored his first Finn Harps goals as the Donegal side got their first win in six last night.

Harps moved level on points with Pat’s as the former Cork hitman bagged a deadly first-half double to sink Liam Buckley’s Saints.

Morrissey headed home from a Michael Funston cross in the ninth minute to give Harps the lead.

On 28 minutes, Morrissey then intercepted Gavin Peers’ tame backpass to goalkeeper Conor O’Malley and steered home his second.

Packie Mailey, another man making his return from injury, then headed home from Jonny Bonner’s 42nd minute free-kick to grab the hosts third.

As Pat’s sought to climb the mountain, Christy Fagan’s attempt deflected wide and Harps skipper Ciaran Coll cleared off the line from a Peers header.

Fagan did fire in a consolation for Pat's eight minutes form the end.

Finn Harps – C Gallagher; D McNulty, P Mailey, C Coll, G Harkin, M Funston, E Boyle, J Bonner (B Molloy 88), C McAleer; S Houston; D Morrissey (S McGlynn 84).

St Patrick's Athletic – C O’Malley; M Barker, G Peers, R Feely, I Birmingham; C Byrne, G Kelly (JJ Lunney h-t), D Markey, L Desmond (A O’Hanlon 75), K Byrne (J O’Hanlon h-t); C Fagan.

Ref – J McLaughlin (Athlone)

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