DAVE SCULLY claimed that Finn Harps were ‘robbed’ last night against Shamrock Rovers at Finn Park.
Harps went down 1-0 to Gary McCabe’s penalty. Scully felt that Danny North duped the referee, Neil Doyle, into awarding the penalty when he went down under Richard Brush’s challenge.
Scully also felt that Rovers full-back Simon Madden should have been sent off and argued that Harps should have had a penalty in injury time when Michael Funston went to ground in the box.
“I thought we got robbed,” Scully said.
“It was never a penalty for them. Madden should have been sent off. If that was one of our players he’d have been sent off. We should have had a peno at the end too.”
Early in the second half, with Madden already booked, Scully appeared to be pushed to the turf by the Rovers player.
Scully said: “He was wasting time. He dived twice. He dived again in second half I helped him up and he pushed me. It’s a yellow card and if that was one of our players we’d have been sent off.”
While it’s a second defeat in a row for Harps, Scully believes that they can turn Finn Park into a difficult place for visiting teams to come.
He said: “I thought that we were the better team. We have no fear of anyone coming to Ballybofey. If they’re going to win the game they’ll have to battle hard.”
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