The final series of games in the Northern Section of the League of Ireland take place this weekend with Joe Boyle’s Finn Harps U19’s seeking out victory on Saturday at Finn Park.
The Ballybofey side must secure the three points against Dundalk to have any chance of finishing in the top two, which would guarantee them a home draw in the quarter-finals of the FAI National League competition.
And for that to happen Derry City would also need to either draw or lose on Saturday in their last group away to Drogheda Utd.
St. Pat’s lead the standings on 35 points followed by Dundalk (34), Derry City (33) and Harps are fourth on 32 points. Harps are already through to the quarter finals but would be away to Cork City in the knockout phase.
Last Sunday Boyle’s boys had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Longford Town at the City Calling Stadium. It took a late Simon McGlynn penalty to earn the visitors a share of the spoils.
The manager had traveled to Longford minus five regular squad members including Mark Coyle and B.J. Banda who were called up to the senior team panel for the Dundalk game on Monday night.