Category

Browne Hat Trick Ensures Harps U19s Have Home Quarter Final

Finn Harps U19s 3-0 Dundalk U19s


A hat trick from Jamie Browne ensured Joe Boyle's men of 2nd spot in the Northern Division which means they will play Shamrock Rovers on Saturday in Finn Park.

Harps started the better of the two sides and forced the Dundalk keeper into two good saves from Browne and Corey McBride after good build-up play.

The first goal came in the 8th minute when Jamie Browne closed down the Dundalk defender before robbing him of possession and after a good advantage from the referee, Browne coolly slotted past Hogan in the Dundalk net to give Harps the lead.

Harps created a few more chances towards the end of the half & would have been disappointed to only go in at half time one goal ahead.

The home side started the 2nd half the way they ended the first and went further ahead in the 47th minute when Browne finished well after more good play involving Stephen Doherty and Niall McGinley.

Dundalk created very little and the home side was hungry for more as Hogan made a few more good saves from Doherty and Ronan Gallagher.

The 3rd goal eventually came in the 66th minute when, from a Stephen Doherty corner, Browne headed past the helpless Hogan to make it three.

The home side saw out the game comfortably and they now look forward to Saturday's quarter-final against Shamrock Rovers in Finn Park on Saturday.