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Finn Harps win leaves Neil McDonald and Limerick in relegation fight

Finn Harps travelled to Limerick for the second time in 6 days and put that loss behind to defeat Limerick 2-0. Goals in either half from Tommy McBride and Danny Morrissey secured the win for Harps.

Limerick started the game straight on the front foot and had 2 great chances in the space of a minute. Firstly, Lee-J Lynch was sent racing through on goal after a flick on from Peter Berki but the midfielder’s shot was saved by the excellent Harps keeper Ciaran Gallagher. From the resulting corner the ball fell to an open Berki but the Hungarians shot was cleared off the line.

A good counter-attack move led to the first goal of the game. Eddie D’Sane beat Dave O’Connor down the right-wing, his low cross should’ve been dealt with by Brendan Clarke but the keeper parried to an onrushing Tommy McBride who smashed home from close-range.

Limerick then had a great chance to equalise. A quick-turn in the box from Peter Berki and as the striker was getting his strike away he was dragged to the ground by Killian Cantwell. Rodrigo Tosi stood up to take the penalty and hit the post despite sending Gallagher the wrong way.

Limerick started off the stronger in the second-half but Harps doubled there lead to a shocking Limerick defensive error. An long through ball from Paddy McCourt seemed to go to waste but no Limerick player went for the ball and substitute Danny Morrissey swooped in and tapped the ball in.

Bastien Héry had a low shot hit the post in the last moments of the game but Limerick could not create more chances and now find themselves back in the relegation fight

Harry Coyne

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