Harps come from behind to beat UCD

Ollie Horgan Finn Harps

Finn Harps   2 UCD     1

(Harps win 3-1   on aggregate)

Finn Harps are now two steps away from a possible return to the Premier Division of Irish soccer following their second leg win over UCD in the First Division play-off before a crowd of over 2,000 at Finn Park.

Harps had the better of a scoreless first half.

The visitors went ahead through a Jamie Doyle header on 59 minutes, but on 76 minutes Nathan Boyle surged into the box and slipped the ball past the advancing Conor O’Donnell to make it 1-1.

Josh Mailey, in space, then scored the winner on 82 minutes with a beautifully measured shot from the edge of the box that flew past O’Donnell and into the top corner.

Harps now face Limerick in the two-legged Promotion/Relegation play-off next week.