The Finn Harps U17s face a monumental task in trying to take points of runaway league leaders St. Patrick’s Athletic in a very important National League Northern Section clash in Killygordon tomorrow (kick-off 2.00). Harps are well in contention to secure a place in the top four, but it’s going to be very tight with five league fixtures remaining.
The Donegal side is currently joint fifth in the table alongside Derry City and Shelbourne with Athlone Town just two points behind this trio. Pat’s, who have beaten just once in 15 games this season, are assured of a place in the knockout stages and barring a complete disaster in the next month will finish top of the table. Bohemians, who are second, should also qualify. Dundalk and Sligo Rovers currently occupy third and fourth places. Harps are three behind Dundalk who have a game more played and two points adrift of Sligo. Tomorrow the Declan Boyle’s boys are going to have to produce their best performance of the season to overcome a team who are 18 points ahead of them in the Northern Section table.