Galway United edge out battling Finn Harps in EA Sports Cup

Galway United 3 Finn Harps 2
Galway United edged into the next round of the EA Sports Cup in Eamonn Deacy Park last night.

The home side took the lead in the 22nd minute when Padraic Cunningham fired home from six yards. Galway doubled their lead in the 37th minute when Molloy picked out Gary Shanahan at the back post and he smashed the ball home.

The visitors did pull a goal back in the 58th minute, McGroary firing home from close range.

Galway restored their two-goal advantage in the 68th minute when Jake Keegan was bundled over in the box and the club’s top scorer last season made no mistake from the penalty spot. Cowan reduced arrears again the 78th minute when Keith Cowan volleyed home from 14 yards.

GALWAY UNITED: Gleeson; Raftery, Oji (O’Connell 63), Walsh, Horgan; Shanahan, O’Leary, Byrne (Connolly 77), Molloy; Keegan (Curran 90), Cunningham.

FINN HARPS: Gallagher; Mailey, Cowan, McMonagle, Coll; McGroary (Clarke 74), O’Callaghan (Keating 60), Harkin, Tagbo; Friel (Foy 60), McHugh.

Referee: Rob Hennessy (Limerick).


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