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Harps Face Drogheda in Playoff First Leg

Harps travel to United Park this evening as they meet Drogheda United in the playoffs for the second successive year.  Harps progressed last year 3-1 on aggregate after surviving a tricky first leg away from home.

Drogheda defeated Cabinteely 5-1 on Friday night with Luke McNally netting a hat trick so the hosts will enter the game in confident mood.

“We know how tough it will be this evening and Drogheda are a good side in good form.  They overcame the long gap between games to get past Cabinteely and have momentum on their side- just like we did in some of our previous playoffs.  We have a number of players with knocks and niggling injuries after a long season but will prepare as best we can for the playoffs with the players we have.”

Harps have no suspensions and Ciaran Gallagher will miss out through injury.  Mark Timlin is doubtful having pulled up in the Waterford game.

Information for travelling fans, including link for online ticket purchases is HERE

Playoff Meetings Last Season:

Drogheda United 1 (Ciaran Kelly) Finn Harps 1 (Nathan Boyle)

Finn Harps 2 (John Kavanagh, Nathan Boyle) Drogheda United 0

Harps Last 6 League Games:

25th October: Derry City 4 (Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 3, Grant Gillespie) Finn Harps 0

18th October: Finn Harps 1 (Joshua Smith) Waterford 0

11th October: Shamrock Rovers 1 (Greg Bolger) Finn Harps 0

4th October: Finn Harps 0-0 UCD

20th September: Cork City 0 Finn Harps 0

13th September: Sligo Rovers 3 (Niall Watson, Ronan Murray, Sam Warde) Finn Harps 1 (Harry Ascroft)

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