Winless Finn Harps remain rooted to the bottom of the table as St. Patrick’s Athletic notched up only their second win on the road thanks to a first half strike from Conor Clifford and a disputed second half penalty from Mikey Drennan in Ballybofey.
If finished: Finn Harps 0, St. Patrick's Athletic 2
The highlight of the opening quarter was a Caolan McAleer strike which clipped the top of the visitors’ crossbar.
St Pat’s took the lead on 34 minutes as a Rhys McCabe found the unmarked Conor Clifford from a corner, and he drove the ball low and hard into the bottom left hand corner from outside the box.
Harps upped the tempo after the break but St. Pat’s made it 2-0 on 68 minutes after they were awarded a controversial penalty when Keith Cowan was adjudged to have fouled Gary Shaw.
Harps’ assistant manager Paul Hegarty was sent off for his protests from the sideline before Drennan stepped up to score from the spot.
Harps conjured up a number of chances but the Saints bagged the points.
Next up for Harps is a trip to Sligo Rovers.
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