Harps expect a tough trip to the leaders Longford

Finn HarpsHarps make the trip to league leaders Longford Town on Saturday evening hoping to extend their six game unbeaten run and keep their play-off hopes alive as the season gets ready to enter the final quarter.

Harps go into Saturday’s game on the back of run that has seen them lose just once in their last twelve games – that solitary defeat coming against Saturday’s opponents last June in Finn Park.

However, that run has seen seven draws and it’s those draws that see them remain seven points behind Galway who sit in the final play-off position in third place.

Saturday night’s trip to Longford is easily Harps’ most difficult game left this season and they face a Longford team who haven’t tasted defeat in the league since losing by the odd goal in five to Shelbourne at Tolka Park at the beginning of May.  In the 13 games since then, Longford have picked up maximum points in 12 of those fixtures with the only blotch on the copybook coming in a scoreless draw at bottom team Cobh – some nine games ago.

Looking ahead to tonights game, Harps manager Ollie Horgan says tonights game will be a tough encounter against the league leaders: