First Division round-up: Finn Harps, Treaty United and Cork City maintain unbeaten starts

Finn Harps have maintained their unbeaten start to the season thanks to a 2-0 victory over Athlone Town at Finn Park. 

Darren Murphy’s side have enjoyed an impressive opening few weeks - winning 3-2 away to Longford Town and drawing at home against Cork City.

But their latest win against Athlone is a signal of intent for the season ahead. 

And Success Edogun was at the heart of their good play once again. 

The former Treaty United striker assisted Stephen Doherty’s opener with a perfectly-weighted cross. 

And he then doubled their advantage just before the half-time after pouncing on some indecision in the Athlone Town defence. 

The victory sees Harps move into third place, just two points behind league leaders Treaty United. 

But Tommy Barrett’s men avoided a scare against Kerry as they maintained their 100 per cent winning record. 

Former UCD and Shelbourne striker Yoyo Mahdy gave the Shannonsiders a 1-0 success with his strike on the hour mark. 

Although, the Kingdom had their chances - none more so than a last-gasp penalty. 

With first-choice keeper Corey Chambers forced off due to injury, Treaty had to draft in 17-year-old Michael Dike as his replacement.

And the promising teenager watched on as Ryan Kelliher blasted his spot-kick over the bar with the last kick of the game.

Conor McCarthy’s side are still waiting for their first home league win as a senior League of Ireland club. 

Meanwhile, Cork City edged past UCD 1-0 at Turner’s Cross

In a game of few chances, defender Cian Coleman headed home a first half winner for Tim Clancy’s side.

But they will be without midfielder Barry Coffey for the next three games after he was dismissed late on for a straight red card offence.