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Harps go top after hard fought win at Irvinestown

Simon O'Neill on the ball for Stratroy Harps

Simon O’Neill on the ball for Stratroy Harps

Irvinestown Wanderers…2

Strathroy Harps………..3

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STRATHROY Harps went top of Division One following victory over Irvinestown Wanderers at the Bawnacre Centre but Seamus Fanthorpe’s charges were made to fight all the way before securing a precious three points.

Harps twice came from behind and spent much of the second half stuck in the trenches before emerging victorious to go a point clear of Enniskillen Rangers at the summit.

All the goals were scored in the final 20 minutes of the first half. In fact, the contest burst into life with the first four goals being scored in the space of just six minutes.

Gary Maguire fired the hosts in front before Patrick Lynch replied straight from the kick-off. That set the tone and less than 60 seconds later Stephen Sheridan rifled Wanderers back in front.

Lynch levelled matters three minutes later before the visitors ultimately grabbed the winner deep in first-half stoppage-time thanks to a Marty Flanagan penalty.

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