OLLIE HORGAN ADMITTED that his Finn Harps were fortunate to get three points tonight against Bray Wanderers but, after a couple of hard-luck stories, he wasn’t complaining.
Dave Scully’s goal, after just nine minutes, was all that separated Harps and Bray, the Dubliner’s tap-in giving Harps their third win of the season and it’s a win that moves them six points above the bottom three teams.
Harps had lost 1-0 in Galway last Friday and were edged by St Patrick’s Athletic 2-1 on Monday in a game from which Harps deserved to take something.
Against Bray, Harps lacked in creativity, but they had enough nous about them to see out the win, even if Horgan wasn’t too impressed by his team’s display.
“We were definitely lucky,” he told Donegal Sport Hub.
“We felt disappointed not to get anything out of the Pat’s game and we were a bit disappointed in Galway too, but we ended up being outplayed from start to finish at home and got a win.
“Bray played us off the park at times. We held on and it’s a great three points.”
Scully finished off a move that involved fellow new signings Sean Houston and Ryan Curran, while Richard Brush kept a clean sheet for the second time in the campaign to secure the win.
Horgan said: “Dave is a good lad and all the lads who have come in are the same. They all want to be here.
“There are a lot of new lads here and the fact that they want to be here is the main thing. They add to the place and they give everything they have.”
Hanlon had a brilliant attempt for a second goal turned over by Bray goalkeeper Peter Cherrie, while Tony McNamee headed wide in the second half.
Horgan said: “We didn’t have too many more chances. It was backs to the wall stuff.
“We were below performance tonight and we got a win that maybe we didn’t deserve.
“We under performed. We’re no world beaters and we weren’t great but we emptied the tank on Monday and that might have had something to do with it.”
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