FINN HARPS MANAGER Ollie Horgan says Wexford Youths ‘wanted’ victory more last night in Ballybofey.
Gary Delaney headed home the only goal of the game in the 85th minute to give Shane Keegan’s team a win that brings them to within three points of a Harps side Horgan insists will be scrapping for survival.
Wexford held sway in a drab encounter, played before just 566 supporters, and Delaney’s goal was enough against a Harps side that never got into a stride.
“I thought Wexford wanted it more,” Horgan told Donegal Sport Hub.
“They had more hunger in the second half.
“There wasn’t much in the game. They upped the game and we tried to up it. It was only after they scored that we looked likely.
“Gary Delaney got away from Sean Houston and that was disappointing. We conceded one like that in Bray. It’s the manner of it more than the timing of it.[adrotate group=”50″]
“I just felt that Wexford were up for the game more and had that little bit more.
“Credit is due to Wexford. They didn’t give us space. They won the individual battles and we were below par.”
A win last night would’ve moved Harps onto a position of near-safety. They headed into the fixture with an eleven-point cushion, but now the margin stands at only eight points.
“We’re right in the mix in the battle to stay in this Division,” Horgan insisted.[adrotate group=”38″]
“If anyone in that dressing room was in any doubt about that or doesn’t believe me, that was fairly nailed home tonight.
“Things were always going to tighten up. We know the level we’re at and we know the qualities that we have and haven’t got. We’ll have to show more fight than we did tonight to stay in the division.”
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