Longford Town are the only team to have recorded victory over Finn Harps in their last eight outings and with back to back wins behind them in the last fortnight against Waterford United and Shamrock Rovers, it’s a confident Harps side that will take on Cobh Ramblers tomorrow evening.
However, Cobh themselves come to Ballybofey on a good run – their best of the season so far – and Harps boss Ollie Horgan has urged caution against a side who Harps will play for the 9th time in just 16 months.
“Cobh are on a great run,” said Horgan, “as they have recently drawn with Shelbourne and beat Shamrock Rovers comfortably. Last week they very narrowly lost out in Wexford.
“They have added hugely to their squad with a new look side with great attacking options along with the likes of Rob Waters and Martin Deady already there,” said Horgan.
Friday’s game is the start of a run of two home games in a row and a victory this weekend would set Harps up perfectly for the clash with Galway FC the following week.
“There are two very difficult home games ahead,” continued Horgan. “However, we haven’t even looked at the Galway game yet because Cobh will be a mighty battle.”
Last weekend Harps beat Shamrock Rovers ‘B’ in Tallaght with Keith Cowan scoring the only goal of the game. However, the win was somewhat overshadowed by the sendings off of Harps players Michael Funston and Sean McCarron while Horgan himself was also sent to the stands.
McCarron and Funston will now sit out the Cobh game. Other than that, Horgan will have a full squad to choose from.