It’s back to Ballybofey for Treaty United on Friday night as they take on Donegal side Finn Harps. The game will be crucial in determining if either of these sides can make a late promotion push.
Teams – Finn Harps Vs Treaty United
Competition – SSE Airtricity League of Ireland First Division
Date – Friday, August 11.
Time – 20:00
Venue – Finn Harps FC, Navenny Street, Ballybofey, County Donegal, F93 R992, Ireland.
Tickets – https://finnharps.ie/tickets/
Referee – Daniel Murphy
The game will be streamed live on LOITV at the below link. Individual match passes can be purchased for €5 or viewers can purchase a season pass which will give them access to all games across the League of Ireland.
The Limerick-based side come into this one on a poor run of form in terms of results. A deflating 3-2 home defeat to Longford Town where a 94th minute winner secured three points for the midlanders was followed by a difficult trip to Eamonn Deacy Park where First Division high fliers Galway United ran out 3-0 winners.
Sitting second from bottom now, and five points adrift of the play offs, Treaty desperately need a win to reinvigorate their push for promotion.
The same might be said for Finn Harps’ form guide. They have had a rather disappointing season following their relegation for the top flight last season.
A 2-1 defeat of Kerry earlier this month was followed by a decent point against league leaders Galway United with a 91st minute goal securing a 2-2 draw. A 4-1 defeat to Athlone Town last week though was indicative of the patchy form that has dogged Harps’ season.
Club stalwart Keith Cowan, who made over 250 appearances for the club, departed earlier this month.
The clubs have only met twice in league competition, a 2-0 defeat for Treaty in Ballybofey, with goals from Ryan Rainey and Filip Fjeldheim Da Silva, deciding the game and a 3-0 win for Finn Harps at the Markets Field back in May. A Ryan Flood brace was supplemented by a late goal from Aaron McLaughlin.
L – (0-3, Home, May ‘23)
L – (2-0, Away, Apr ’23)