Finn Harps surprised many last night as they bounced back from a heart-breaking injury-time defeat to Galway United on Friday, to comfortably beat a disappointing St Patrick’s Athletic side 3-1 at Finn Park.
Before the game Harps manager Ollie Horgan bemoaned their changes as he said injuries and suspensions could de-rail their chances. However, the team he put out certainly didn’t let him down.
Striker Danny Morrissey, who played in his more natural striking position scored two first half goals, to put Harps 2-0 up, before Packie Mailey made it 3-0 before half-time. St Pats did pull one back through Christy Fagan, but it was too little to late.
theleagueofireland.com caught up with 2-goal hero Morrissey after the game;
He said, “Yeah we’re all delighted to get the three points tonight. We knew it was going to be tough to get a result with Pats down there battling with us. It was important to get points on the board after a few bad results.”
Morrissey continued, “I’m delighted to finally get off the mark for the season. I got a chance to start up top tonight, in my natural position, with a few injurys and suspensions to a few of the lads. I was thrilled with the header and the second goal was more of a mix up at the back for Pats, and luckily I was there to take it. So I’m delighted with the goals, but all the boys out there dug it out tonight and got the result.”
“I was also delighted for Packie to score as well, as he got his chance tonight after a nasty head injury and was delighted to see him hit the back of the net.”