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HARP-BREAKING AS UNITED STEAL DRAW IN CUP THRILLER

first_imgFINN HARPS came within five minutes of knocking Premier side Drogheda United out of the FAI Cup in a gripping clash in Ballybofey tonight.The Donegal side had to play the last half an hour with ten men and eventually cracked under the Utd pressure.Seven yellow cards, a 58th minute red card for Ciaran Coll and two goals lit up Finn Park in this cracking FAI Cup Cup quarter-final. And Harps can be proud of their performances throughout the pitch after being written off by all the pundits, the press and the bookies beforehand.Kevin McHugh had scored a stunning opening goal to give Finn Harps an incredible half-time lead here at Finn Park over Drogheda United.The Louth side were favourites to progress here – and you could have got 8/1 on Harps before kick-off.But a goal in the 22nd minute by striker McHugh after great work by Thomas McMonagle had Harps ahead at the break to the delight of their fans. It was almost a party atmosphere at half-time.Harps came out for the second period and competed for every ball as feet flew and tempers flared, and the ref got card-happy.But Michael Daly popped up five minutes from time to grab the equaliser – and force a replay in Drogheda next Monday.Peter Hutton’s men came oh so close.And they can go home tonight feeling that a battle drawn was a moral victory for the First Division outfit. They will be without Coll – sent off in the 58th minute – for the replay.HARP-BREAKING AS UNITED STEAL DRAW IN CUP THRILLER was last modified: September 13th, 2013 by John2Share 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:HARP-BREAKING AS UNITED STEAL DRAW IN CUP THRILLERlast_img

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