Match Info

Date: 14/06/2019
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

Officials

Referee: Neil Doyle
Assistants: Allan Lynch and Darragh Keegan
4th Official: Ben Connolly

St Patrick's Athletic vs Finn Harps

Jake Walker was sprung from the bench to score the first league goal of his career as St Patrick's Athletic left it late to finally put Finn Harps away in their SSE Airtricity League clash at Richmond Park.

Just their second win in nine games, the result moves Harry Kenny's side level on points with fourth-placed Derry City, though with two more games played.

A fifth straight loss keeps Harps bottom.

Decidedly edgy at the back from the start, Harps lived dangerously as they struggled to deal with Simon Madden's crosses into their area.

Chris Forrester headed wide inside two minutes before a right scramble in the visitors' box a minute later saw Mikey Drennan and Gary Shaw have shots frantically blocked.

Having survived, a mistake at the other end almost gifted Harps the lead on 17 minutes.

Drennan was cleverly dispossessed by Raff Cretaro who then threaded a sublime ball through for the run of Nathan Boyle. Brendan Clarke was promptly off his line to avert the danger, saving with his feet.

St Pat's striker Drennan might have made amends for his error back at the other end 10 minutes later, but merely managed to direct his header straight at keeper Mark McGinley from another excellent Madden delivery.

After a relatively lively opening, the game went flat for much of the remainder of the first half, Harps creating a half chance on 44 minutes.

Skipper Keith Cowan headed Gareth Harkin's fee kick across goal where Boyle's hooked volley was off target.

St Pat's began the second half as they did the first on the front foot.

Cian Coleman flicked a header off target from a Madden cross a minute in.

Kevin Toner then fired a shot into the arms of McGinley after Conor Clifford's are kick deflected off the defensive wall into his path.

But, as in the first half, it was Clarke who had to make the first telling save of the second.

Mikey Place got in one-on-one with his shot parried off the body of the St Pat's keeper. Boyle then saw his follow-up from the rebound deflected for a corner.

Having rode their luck, St Pat's sparked to life back at the other end with Drennan's shot from distance tipped over by McGinley leading to a spell of four corners.

And they finally got their reward on 83 minutes.

Fellow substitute Dean Clarke got free on the right from Lee Desmond's ball to pick out 20-year-old Walker who swept the ball home off a post with his right foot.

Drennan might have added to that on 90 minutes but for a terrific save from McGinley.

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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 13th 2019FriendlySt Patrick's Athletic0Chelsea4REPORT
July, 11th 2019EuropaLeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Norrkoping2REPORT
July, 1st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers2REPORT
June, 14th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps0REPORT
May, 31st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City1REPORT
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
May, 17th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians1REPORT
May, 3rd 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Waterford3REPORT
April, 26th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2UCD0REPORT
April, 19th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 8th 2019LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 24th 2019LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 29th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 22nd 2019LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 12th 2019LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 29th 2019LeagueBohemians1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 15th 2019LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
June, 14th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps0REPORT
April, 22nd 2019LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
February, 25th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Finn Harps0REPORT
August, 18th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
May, 22nd 2017LeagueFinn Harps3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 13th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps2REPORT
October, 11th 2016LeagueFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 17th 2016LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
April, 11th 2016LeagueFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
October, 5th 2014FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic6Finn Harps1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
July, 1st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers2REPORT
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 14th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps0REPORT
June, 8th 2019LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 31st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City1REPORT
May, 24th 2019LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
May, 17th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians1REPORT
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT