OLLIE HORGAN, the Finn Harps manager, is refusing to accept that his team is safe just yet, despite his side opening up an eight-point lead on Wexford Youths.
With four games remaining, Wexford are in the relegation play-off spot and are eight points behind Harps, who defeated Bray Wanderers 2-1 in Ballybofey last night.
Harps go to Ferrycarrig Park on the second last day of the season, but could be safe by then. Indeed, a win on Tuesday night at home to St Patrick’s Athletic would secure Harps’ Premier Division survival.
“You’re talking about four games, but we have to go to Wexford and we have a very poor record down there,” Horgan told Donegal Sport Hub.[adrotate group=”50″]
“If they turn us over there it’s down to five. It’s not over yet and we need to get something out of a massive game on Tuesday.”
Last night’s win was Harps’ first in eleven games and they had Sean Houston to thank as his brace fired the Donegal side to victory.
Of his goalscorer, Horgan said: “Sean is of the standard. He has played at this level before. The key to him was keeping him fit. He was out for a while after the first game of the season, but he has been doing well since.”
Dean Kelly’s 74th minute goal brought Bray back into it, but Harps held out in a nervous conclusion.
Horgan said: “Any victory is a big victory and it’s a long time since our last one. We had a little bit of the rub of the green that we didn’t have in recent weeks. We’ll take it, but we need to move onto Pat’s.
“Bray are a serious side. The run they’re on was better than Dundalk and Cork. The key to it was the first goal. Had they got a goal up it would’ve been very hard to get it back.
“When they got the goal, it was backs to the wall, but maybe some decisions went our way in the end up.
“The goal for Bray, we could have dealt with it better and that opened it up. They had a penalty claim and a lot of possession. We have been sitting here many days complaining that things didn’t go our way, but we got the rub of the green tonight.”
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