Tuesday 23 January 2018

Salmon nets Longford winner

Finn Harps 0
Longford Town 1
FAI Cup third round replay

Mark Salmon turned from villain to hero to give Longford Town a dramatic victory in at Finn Park.

Salmon scored from the rebound after his 81st-minute penalty had been saved by Ciaran Gallagher.

It was rough justice on Harps, who put their league troubles behind them and had much the better of the second half, with Paddy McLaughlin,Mark Forker and Packie Mailey all going close.

But their efforts proved in vain as Salmon struck for the winner after Mailey's push on Lee Roache gave them the decisive penalty kick.

Finn Harps -- Gallagher, McLaughlin, Coll, Cowan, Mailey, Bonner, Forker, McElwee, Friel (Curtis 73), Brolly, Harkin.

Longford Town -- Rouse (Hunt 27), Deans, Cronin, Hope, Collins, Hyland, Walsh, Salmon, Cowan (O'Reilly 82), Skelly (Oladele 24), Roache.

Ref -- J McLaughlin.

Irish Independent

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