FOR FINN HARPS, the wait continues and the memories of Sean Houston’s goal against Galway United on July 8 are getting further in the distance.
Harps haven’t managed to find the net since Houston’s match winner against Galway in the 69th minute of that game. Harps are goalless in their last 471 minutes of competitive football.
“We’re crying out for a goal,” Harps manager Ollie Horgan admitted to Donegal Sport Hub.[adrotate group=”50″]
“In the last 20 minutes we created very little.
“Whatever type of way we can get a goal…that can turn it. We haven’t scored in five goals and we need to get one to get points on the board.”
Last night, Rovers took the win thanks to Sean Boyd and Dean Clarke goals in the second half.
Up to the breakthrough by Boyd in the 54th minute there had been little between the teams, although a pair of chances by Ruairi Keating in quick succession were the only real chances carved out by Harps on the night.[adrotate group=”38″]
Horgan said: “I thought that tonight was an improvement on the last couple of weeks. We tried to play. Until the first goal, we were well in it. Goals change games and, to be fair, Shamrock Rovers ran out worthy winners.
“They could have scored three or four in the end up.
“Until that goal there was improvement but, look, we need further improvement to stay in this division.”
Harps’ fellow relegation rivals, Longford Town and Wexford Youths, both lost meaning Harps haven’t lost any further ground, but Horgan knows he has a big job on his hands to lift the mood.
He said: “We need to get confidence back into the group and believe that we can stay in the division. When the first goal went in, the confidence drained out of them.
“We need to battle and it will be a complete battle between now and the end of the season. We need to battle for more than 60 minutes.”
Listen to the full interview below…