90 mins – FULL-TIME: Couple of late half-chances as Packie Mailey tried to bundle in a winner for Harps and BJ Banda shoot over. At the other end Daniel Purdy connected well enough with a shot but it was wide of the post.
And that’s it for the night. Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps
84 mins – Conor Keddy is now on – in his case for Michael Funston – and it’s also his first appearance for the Ballybofey club – Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps
80 mins – Gareth Doherty is on for his Harps debut for Thomas McMonagle – Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps
70 mins – Three let-offs for Harps in as many minutes! Aidan Friel gets in ahead of Thomas McMonagle and shoots just wide; a cross from Daniel Molloy whizzles across the visitors’ six-yard line and has no takers and then Ciaran Gallagher fingertips away a dipping cross from Friel on the right – Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps
“WE NEED TO LIFT IT HERE,” Ollie Horgan can be heard shouting.
67 mins – Good news for Harps fans ahead of the play-off in two weeks’ time to see Damien McNulty return after a shoulder injury. He’s replaced Kieran McDaid Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps
66 mins – Josh Mailey makes a vital nick to divert a devilish cross from Daniel Purdy away from Daniel Molloy – Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps
61 mins – Decent strike from Michael Funston from about 30 yards out but again Dunican is equal to the effort – Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps
54 mins – Raymond Foy has a shot from outside of the area and although it’s on target, Patrick Dunican gathers easily – Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps
51 mins – A free from Gareth Harkin, left-footed from the right wing, was menacing but had no takers and the ba;; drifts harmlessly wide at the back post – Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps
46 mins – We’re back underway here in the midlands with no changes to either team – Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps
In other news of note, UCD are 1-0 up on Cabinteely and therefore closing in on third place in the SSE Airtricity League Division One and a play-off with Harps, as fourth placed Shelboure trail champions Wexford Youths 2-0 at Ferrycarrig Park.
HALF-TIME – An entertaining first half has concluded at a goal apiece – Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps
38 mins – Glorious chance for Harps to move in front when Foy steers just over after Kieran McDaid does well to cut the ball back from the left – Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps
36 mins – GOAL – Matthew Crossan steers from an equaliser from close range after Raymond Foy’s squared ball following BJ Banda nipping possession – Athlone Town 1-1 Finn Harps
15 mins – GOAL – Athlone take the lead through a looping shot into the top corner from Gavin Boyne after a corner. Kieran McDaid claims it was never a corner – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps
10 mins – BJ Banda, on his first start for Harps, is narrowly off target with a glancing header – Athlone Town 0-0 Finn Harps
3 mins – Aidan Friel, from Strabane, clears off the Athlone Town line from a Matthew Crossan header following Raymond Foy’s corner – Athlone Town 0-0 Finn Harps
Ollie Horgan, the Finn Harps manager has been forced to field tonight without the suspended Kevin McHugh, Wilfried Tagbo, Ciaran Coll and Tony McNamee.
Athlone Town: Patrick Dunican; Aidan Friel, Aidan Collins, Stephen Dunne; Daniel Purdy, Gavin Boyne, Drek Doyle, Cian O’Sullivan; Philip Gorman, Sam O’Connor.
Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher; Josh Mailey, Packie Mailey, Keith Cowan, Thomas McMonagle; Michael Funston, Matthew Crossan, Gareth Harkin, Raymond Foy, Kieran McDaid; BJ Banda.Tags: