Basement club Waterford United are the visitors to Finn Park on Friday night, as Finn Harps aim to increase their unbeaten league start to the season to ten games.Harps suffered a set-back last Friday night against Cabinteely as John McKeown’s goal six minutes into stoppage time denied them victory and cut the gap at the top between Harps and Wexford to three points. It also meant that Harps had conceded in a game for just the second time in this season’s league campaign.Harps had taken the lead through Ruairi Keating’s 13th minute strike and looked set for victory until McKeown’s late leveller. However, Harps Manager Ollie Horgan felt that Cabinteely had deserved their share of the spoils. “We were ok in the first half on Friday night but couldn’t get that vital second goal,” said Horgan as he reflected on the game.“In the second half Cabinteely came into game and got a deserved equaliser at the very end with a great strike from John McKeown. Cabinteely conceded a late equaliser five minutes into injury time in Athlone two weeks ago, so you can’t begrudge them their late equaliser last Friday,” continued Horgan.While the late goal might be turned into a positive and be used to refocus the attention of his squad, Horgan has insisted that no-one inside the squad was getting over excited with the good start to the season.“I don’t think anyone in our changing room was getting carried away,” he said. “Remember, there is a long way to go and 19 games still left to play.” While Friday’s visitors Waterford have had a miserable start to the season, Horgan insists they will be difficult opponents for his charges on Friday.“We were fortunate to beat Waterford 8 weeks ago,” said Horgan of his sides victory at the RSC in March.“They pinned us back for long periods including when they were down to ten men. Their league position is false in what they can achieve with the players that they have. Jack Doherty and Brian Nolan are two of the best players in the league along with the likes of Anthony McAlavey and Dylan Mernagh to mention a few that Tommy Griffin can pick from.”On the team front, Packie Mailey remains sidelined while Garbhan Friel is unavailable for Harps. Otherwise, Horgan will have a full squad to choose from.Having gone on a run that had seen them win just twice in twenty meetings with Waterford, Harps have won each of the last three meetings between the two sides without conceding. The earlier season meeting between the two teams at the RSC finished in 2-0 victory for Harps with late goals in each half courtesy of Damien McNulty and Gareth Harkin proving the difference. TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: None.Injured: Packie Mailey. Unavailable: Garbhan Friel.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: W-D-W-W-W-D (14 pts)Waterford United: L-D-D-L-L-L (2 pts)TOP VERSUS BOTTOM AS HARPS LOOK TO GET FULL POINTS AGAINST WATERFORD was last modified: May 6th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalfinn harpsFinn ParkWaterford Utd
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