first_imgA late free kick from Glen O’Connor earned Longford Town a deserved 1-0 victory over Finn Harps in their Airtricity Division One clash at Finn Park tonight.Longford had the better chances in the first period.First, David O’Sullivan headed wide from a pinpoint cross from Don Cowan in the 32nd minute. O’Sullivan went close again a minute later when he flashed a shot just over.Harps lived dangerously in the early stages of the second period and were lucky not to go behind in the 52nd minute when Flynn headed wide from a superb cross from Salmon.They eventually did concede when Glen O’Connor fired home a cracking free kick in the 85th minute.Harps manager Ollie Horgan replaced Caoimhin Bonner and Josh Mailey with Gareth Harkin and Darah Black for the last five minutes in a desperate attempt to grab an equaliser but Longford held on to leave Ballybofey with all three points. There was a minute’s applause before the kick-off for Oisin Merritt, the young Harps reserves player who is critically ill in a Spanish hospital following a fall in the early hours of Monday morning last.Finn Harps: Conor Winn, Caoimhin Bonner (Gareth Harkin 87), Ciaran Coll, Keith Cowan, Damien McNulty, Michael Funston, Josh Mailey (Darah Black 87), Pat McCann, Ruairi Keating, Kevin McHugh.Unused substitutes: Graham Fisher, Mark Forker, Paul McVeigh, Shaun Patton, Carel Tiofack.Longford Town: Paul Hunt, James Mulhall, Pat Flynn, Pat Sullivan, Willie Tyrell (Glen O’Connor 34), Kevin O’Connor, Don Cowan (Peter Hynes 68), Stephen Rice, Mark Salmon, David O’Sullivan, Gary Shaw.Unused substitutes: Conor O’Brien, Noel Haverty, Chris Bennion, Sean Russell, Lorcan Shannon. Referee: Ben Connolly.HARPS’ HEARTS BROKEN BY LATE LONGFORD WINNER was last modified: June 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalfinn harpsLongford Townlast_img

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