OLLIE HORGAN was delighted that Lady Luck perhaps finally decided to side with Finn Harps last night.
Although the Harps manager felt that the decision to award Sligo Rovers a penalty in the final minute wasn’t the correct one, Horgan felt his side deserved a point at The Showgrounds.
Horgan was livid when Ethan Boyle was deemed to have fouled Craig Roddan, but Raffaele Cretaro skied the penalty and the 0-0 draw was Harps’ first point in ten games and ended a nine-match losing streak.
“We have been stuck on 23 points for the last three months and it wasn’t a lucky number. I just hope that we’re not stuck on 24 now,” Horgan told Donegal Sport Hub after the game.
“We’re just glad to get a point on the board. The point that I keep saying is that if we can stay in this division it doesn’t matter what kind of a run we had.[adrotate group=”38″]
“Stats of no goals or no wins doesn’t matter two jots. We went nine games beaten in a row, but we had positive records in the First Division last season and no-one cared.
“All that matter last year was that we got up into the Premier Division and all that matters this year is that we stay in it. Records? Not a jot. All that matters is that we stay up.”[adrotate group=”50″]
While they had to endure late agony with the penalty award, Horgan felt that his team fully deserved the draw.
He said: “After the penalty decision against Cork a couple of weeks ago, I felt: ‘Here we go again’. From my view, it wasn’t a penalty. Maybe we have got the bit of luck tonight.
“Overall, I think it was a fair result. Sligo probably shaded it in the first half and we shaded it in the second half until we tired.[adrotate group=”80″]
“I’m not one to give assumptions and I know Raff had a penalty at the end to win it, but I think it would have been unjust had he scored it. I thought we deserved the draw.
“ We tired at the end, but we had a serious game in Galway on Saturday night, but that isn’t an excuse. We had maybe the wee bit of luck we didn’t have over the last couple of months.”
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