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Men’s Match Preview: Finn Harps FC (H)

SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division: Athlone Town AFC v Finn Harps

Date: Friday, April 12th 2024
Kick-off: 7:45pm
Venue: Athlone Town Stadium

Finn Harps have started the league campaign the better of the two teams and with the kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm, both teams are looking to start the second round of games well.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this much-anticipated match.

Finn Harps sit second in the league. They will be looking to keep pressure on Cork City and maintain their 100% away record this season.

Harps have only conceded two goals in their last five games and taken points from all five.

Athlone have had some difficulties in facing Finn Harps in recent years and they will be looking to reverse their fortunes and propel themselves up the table with a victory against the high-flying Harps.

Having conceded ten goals in the last five games, issues at centre back couldn’t have come at a worse time.

Team News
Athlone Town AFC will be without Noah Van Geenen who is still sidelined with an injury. Dylan Hand is suspended for the first game of his three match ban.

Finn Harps have Kevin Jordan and Max Hutchison ruled out to injury and both Stephen Doherty and Tim Hiemer may miss out also.

Past Encounters
Last time out Finn Harps beat Athlone 2-0 and were worthy winners thanks to goals from Stephen Doherty and Success Edogun.

Key Players to Watch
For Athlone Town AFC, Enda Minogue has been an important player for Athlone and his experience would allow you overlook the fact that he is still only 22 years old. Tomorrow will mark his 55th senior appearance in football and he is looking to add to his clean sheet from the last home game against Treaty United.

Finn Harps forward Success Edogun who is well known to Athlone Town fans has developed really well since he left Athlone and will be hoping to his three goals this season.

Referee Team
Referee: Jason Moore
First Assistant Referee: Ciaran O’Reilly
Second Assistant Referee: David Connolly
Fourth Official: Ryan Maher

Mascots
Today’s mascots are identical twins and great-grandsons of club President Liam Gaffey, George and Thomas Powell (both aged 7) from Norwich, UK.

Match Programme

Men’s vs. Finn Harps – 12/4/24