Trim Celtic and Boyne Harps met for the semi final of the O Neill shield at a wet and windy Mdl grounds, in what could be a trilogy of games for the 2 high flying reserve teams, they will meet again for the playoff for the division 3 title after both teams finished top of their groups in the division. Harps got off to a great start taking the lead from a free kick but soon found themselves 2-1 behind after being under a lot of pressure. The first half would finish 2-1 to Trim who were on top going into the break.
The second half started with Trim again putting Harps under pressure and this soon paid off when the grabbed their 3rd of the match, they could have extended their lead but for some bad finishing and a couple of saves from the Harps keeper. As the game went on Harps seemed to get more possession and started to put Trim under a lot of pressure, this pressure would pay off as Harps got their 2nd goal of the game and with time running out equalized with a great goal to send the game into extra time.
With no more goals scored in extra time the game went to pens and the Harps players held their nerve to slot home all their kicks while Trim would see 2 of their pens superbly saved by the Harps keeper to sent the Drogheda side into the final.
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