A SEEMINGLY harsh off-side flag denied Damien McNulty a third goal of the season on Saturday night and prevented Finn Harps from claiming what could have been a huge three points.
Seventeen minutes from time, McNulty brilliantly headed past Robert Birdsall, the Waterford United goalkeeper, after connecting to Tony McNamee’s free-kick.
The flag was up and a night of frustration was completed as Waterford, the Division’s bottom club, left Ballybofey with a scoreless draw.
Picture caption: Damien McNulty, behind the others, scores for Finn Harps against Waterford United but the goal was deemed to be offside. Picture courtesy of Gary Foy
McNulty, though, wasn’t feeling sorry for himself.
“We just didn’t get the rub of the green, but we’ll move on and we’ll just take every game as it comes now,” he told Donegal Sport Hub.
“It was one of them nights. On another night we’d have scored two or three. We’ll just take the point and move on.”
On the goal that wasn’t McNulty said: “I ran off celebrating and noticed that no-one was with me. I noticed the flag and…I just can’t describe it.”
With just four games remaining, it’s still all to play for in the First Division.
The teak-tough Harps defender said: “This is what we’re playing for, these big games.
“There’ll be a lot of turns yet before the end of the season. Every game is going to be a Cup final. We’ll just knuckle down and hopefully get three points in Cobh.”
Listen to the full interview below …