Ollie Horgan saw a new fire in his Finn Harps side when they gathered for training on Sunday morning ahead of last night’s game against St Patrick’s Athletic.
After suffering a gut-wrenching 2-1 loss to Galway United, when Vinny Faherty’s goal in added time sealed a comeback win for the Tribesmen, Harps fell three points behind their closest rivals at the foot of the table.
“We merited it, overall, with the first half performance,” Horgan said.
“I knew by their attitude on Sunday morning that they wanted to go for this game – but we need to empty the tank in every single game. We need the work-rate back for every game.[adrotate group=”91″]
“I think the first half performance merited the win. We weren’t pretty in the second half, but we dug it out. Pat’s came at us with a different shape in the second half and we had difficulty with it.
“Had Christy Fagan finished earlier, it might have been a more difficult ending.”
Fagan’s goal, on 82 minutes, came just too late for Pat’s to make life nervous for Harps, but with Morrissey off the mark in his Harps career, Horgan hopes the former Cork City man will be the scoring touch his team needs.
The Harps boss said: “Danny is a goalscorer. He needs to get fitter, but please God he stays injury free. Should he get a run of injury-free games, he’ll get back to where he was before.”
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