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Dublin: 9°C Tuesday 13 April 2021

LOI First Division: Harps crush Cobh as Shelbourne curse injury time equaliser

The Hoops B team frustrated Galway while Longford edged out Wexford.

Johnny McDonnell witnessed his Shelbourne side slip up at Tolka Park.
Johnny McDonnell witnessed his Shelbourne side slip up at Tolka Park.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

Shelbourne 3-3 Waterford United

THERE WAS LATE, late drama at Tolka Park as Waterford United salvaged a draw with hosts Shelbourne in injury time. The Dubliners reckoned they had claimed all three points when Stephen McDonnell scored in the 86th minute but a Lee Murtagh own goal, after a late United scramble and a Kevin O’Connor cross, saw a pulsating tie end 3-3.

Shels were 2-0 up after goals from Conor Murphy and Dylan Connolly but the visitors responded with two of their own, in the space of four second-half minutes, from Conor Whittle and Paul Quilty. That set both sets of fans up for a grandstand finish and neither side disappointed.

Finn Harps 5-0 Cobh Ramblers

Harps are now top of the First Division table on goal difference after putting Ramblers to the sword at Finn Park. Pat McCann scored a brace in the second half as the home side ran their guests ragged. Harps opened the scoring through James Doherty and Carel Tiofack doubled their advantage shortly after the break. Striker Ruairi Keating rounded off an emphatic 5-0 win in the closing stages.

Rory Gaffney celebrates scoring a goal with Carel Tiofack Tiofack, pictured here with Limerick FC last season, scored Harps' second goal. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Wexford Youths 0-1 Longford Town

Wexford were left ruing a first half penalty miss by Danny Furlong and some wanton shooting in the second half as they fell at home to Longford Town. Furlong’s miss came in the 10th minute and was compounded less than five minutes later as Rhys Gorman scored what proved to be the match-winner.

Galway FC 0-0 Shamrock Rovers B

There were a distinct lack of goals, or goalscoring chances, at Eamon Deacy Park this evening as the Hoops B side held hosts Galway to a scoreless draw. United goalkeeper Conor Gleeson nearly gifted Rovers B the points at the death but recovered his dropped catch after an outswinging cross into his six yard box. The point apiece does no favours for either side as they lose ground on Harps and Shels.

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