Two goals in the final five minutes sealed victory for Finn Harps Reserves in a good hard-fought contest in Swilly Park.
Swilly Rovers 1 Finn Harps Reserves 3
Marty McDaid went very close for Swilly on 30 minutes and Swilly’s Ryan Cleare had a shot well saved Eoin McGing on 40 minutes.
Harps looked dangerous on the break but Tony McNamee had his defence well marshalled in the first-half.
Swilly went ahead on 42 minutes when Shaun Crossan released Ryan Cleare and he converted in some style from 10 yards to put Swilly ahead at the break.
Ryan Cleare and Marty McDaid both were denied by Eoin Ging in the Harps goal during the second half.
In the final quarter Finn Harps fitness began to tell and they levelled on 85 minutes when Stephen Black’s cross from the right was Gabriel Aduaka.
On 88 minutes it was 2-1 to harps when Joel Bradley Walsh fired home a free kick to put Harps ahead.
In additional time Darren McElwaine fired home from close range to seal the win for Harps.
Swilly Rovers: Gareth Muldoon, Matthew McLaughlin, Jordan Hale, Tony McNamee, Tony Gallagher, Shay Durning, Ryan McDaid, Ryan Cleare, Marty McDaid, Aaron Rogan, Shaun Crossan. Subs: Frankie McBrearty, Conan Brennan, Jordan Nugent, Jack McCauley, Eoin Logue.
Finn Harps Reserves: Eoin McGing, Stephen Black, Pat Loughrey, Keenan Diver, Joel Bradley Walsh, Darren McElwaine, Zack Gorman, Ronan Gallagher, Tom Mullan, Adam McCafferty, Gabriel Adauka. Subs: Darragh Ellison, Corey McBride, Keelin McGill, Conor Black, Finnian O’Donnell, Joe Boyle, Jordan Gallagher.