Reigning champions Finn Harps hopes of getting off to a winning start in the U17 Elite Northern League failed to materialise as St. Patrick’s Athletic recorded an excellent 4-0 win over Declan Boyle’s side at IT Blanchardstown on Sunday afternoon.
St Patrick’s Atheltic 4 Finn Harps 0
The game was stopped for 20 minutes due to a snow blizzard in the first half.
Midway through the first half, Pat’s goalkeeper Morgan Rice pulled off a massive save to deny Harps from the penalty spot.
And it paid dividends as Darragh Burns handed St. Pat’s the lead by half-time, striking his effort beyond the Harps goalkeeper to go 1-0 up.
Sami Ayoola, Ben McCormack and Danny Norris were the other scorers for the hosts.
Manager Boyle and his backroom team will now turn their attention to trying to secure a home win against Athlone Town next Saturday.Tags: