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Dundalk Win Secures Second Place For U17s

Dundalk U17 0-2 Finn Harps U17s


A good second-half performance from Declan Boyle's men saw them overturn Dundalk in Oriel Park to guarantee 2nd spot in the Northern Division which means they will have home advantage against UCD on Sunday in the quarter-final of the league.

The home side looked lively from the start and created a couple of half chances but failed to trouble Patrick McGarvey in the Harps goal. Harps came into the game more as the half went on and Luke Rudden was unlucky not to give them the lead when he found himself in a bit of space down the right-hand side before firing a low effort just past the Dundalk post. Further efforts from Conor Black and Daniel Gildea came to nothing as Harps finished the half stronger, but the sides went in level at the break.

Harps came out strong at the start of the second half and went ahead in the 49th minute after a great move ended involving Nathan Logue and Conor Black saw Daniel Gildea fire home at the back post to give Harps the lead. Harps got stronger and stronger as the half went on and had efforts from Rudden, Logue and Black all saved by Kuba. Adam McCarron then tried his luck from distance while Carlos O'Reilly also had an effort at goal but both efforts went wide of the right-hand post.

The second goal came in the 70th minute when a corner from Daniel Gildea was headed into his own net by Valentino Adedokun to extend the visitors lead. Harps saw out the remaining 20 minutes and had further chances to extend the lead from Rudden and Jamie Doherty but they now look forward to next Sunday's test against UCD.