UK news Ruaidhri Higgins praises Derry City players despite Adam Foley snatching late win for Finn Harps at the Brandywell last news
PremierLeague-News.Com - Ruaidhri Higgins' first game in charge at the Brandywell ended in defeat as Adam Foley snatched a last-minute winner for Finn Harps.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! "Ruaidhri Higgins' first game in charge at the Brandywell ended in defeat as Adam Foley snatched a last-minute winner for Finn Harps. In a memorable derby game, the Harps striker fired home with 60 seconds remaining to seal the club's first ever league win at the Brandywell. “Very disappointed obviously," said Higgins. "I would have loved a dream start in my first game at the Brandywell but I can’t fault the players’ effort and application over the last ten or eleven days. They’ve given me absolutely everything and I can’t fault their effort tonight again. We’ve taken six points from the last three games which isn’t a bad return."Harps wasted no time in making their intentions known and they could have had the ball in the net within two minutes following a well-worked move. Dave Webster's pass forward was flicked on by Adam Foley into the feet of Karl O'Sullivan on the right, and his cross was met by the incoming Barry McNamee who side-footed the ball just wide of Nathan Gartside's goal. Harps were bright in the opening stages, yet it was Derry City who took the lead on 17 minutes with their first shot on goal. Will Patching picked up the ball in his own half on the left wing and played a superb ball in behind the Harps defence for James Akintunde. The forward still had work to do, but he cut inside two Harps defenders before curling a brilliant shot beyond Mark McGinley into the corner of the net.
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. Harps nearly equalised in spectacular fashion when Will Seymour collected the ball 30 yards out and drilled the ball at Gartside's goal, the City goalkeeper beaten and relieved to see it smack off the top of his crossbar. Harps kept the intensity up and equalised 10 minutes into the second half. A McNamee free kick into the area found Webster, whose close-range header was pushed away by Gartside but only to the edge of the area where Karl O'Sullivan drilled it goalwards, and the ball sliced off Cameron McJannett and ended up in the net. Harps were full of belief now, but the goal sparked Derry into action and, not for the first time this season, McJannett found himself in an advanced position, drilling a low shot goalwards but McGinley push the ball behind for a corner. Derry came so close to taking the lead with five minutes remaining when Will Fitzgerald battled to keep possession on the edge of the Harps area, and he played Jack Malone though but, under intense pressure, the midfielder smacked a shot off the post and Harps survived. That proved a crucial moment as Harps won the game in the 89th minute.Barry McNamee played in Foley, who drilled it low past Gartside to seal a memorable win for Ollie Horgan's side. DERRY CITY: Gartside, Lafferty, Toal, McJannett, Boyce, Harkin (Ferry 90'), Thompson (Malone 68'), Barr (Parkhouse 55'), Patching, Fitzgerald, Akintunde. FINN HARPS: McGinley, Sadiki, Webster (Boyle 66'), Owolabi (Browne 82'), Folan, O'Sullivan, McNamee (McNamee 90'), Coyle, Russell, Seymore, Foley. REFEREE: Paul McLaughlin."
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