There’ll be more durable checks forward.
However a 5 aim blitz towards Skerries City within the second spherical of the FAI Cup may do Finn Harps gamers a world of confidence.
On a depressing night time at Finn Park when Storm Betty did her greatest to spoil the event, Dave Rogers’ aspect forgot in regards to the climate and knuckled all the way down to the duty in hand.
And whereas their league type possibly considerably stop-start, Harps can now stay up for a cup quarter closing albeit most definitely towards so much stiffer opponents.
If there have been any chance of a cup banana pores and skin courtesy of the Leinster Senior League outfit, Max Hutchison settled the house nerves when he netted after simply two minutes.
And when the just about always-impressive Ryan Flood added a second after fifteen minutes, you sensed a attainable glut of targets was coming.
Flood’s aim, his tenth of the season, got here from a 25 yard free kick after Hutchison was fouled.
Stephen Doherty maybe ought to have added to the opening half Harps tally however missed each possibilities.
However ten minutes into the restart Harps had pulled the rug from beneath Skerries as they rattled the again of the north Dublin aspect’s internet twice extra.
Patrick Ferry netted Harps third simply seconds into the restart and his alternative Sean O’Donnell grabbed Harps fourth within the 52nd minute when he broke free and slotted house previous Liam Woodcock within the visiter’s internet.
The American Flood made it 5-0 as he netted once more within the 59th minute however that was to be the top of Harps aim tally.
Dave Rogers will welcome the targets and the distraction from the league however is aware of that greater fish are lurking each within the league and cup.
Harps: Kelly, Wara, McCallion, Makinson (O’Kane 65), Doherty (Ellis Farrar 59), Rainey, Flood (McLaughlin 59), Hutchison, McNamee (Porter 65), Banda, Ferry (O’Donnell 52).
Flood-gates open as Harps ‘rain’ on Skerries’ cup hopes was final modified: August 18th, 2023 by