Finn Harps lost their first home league game of the season on Friday night against Cobh Ramblers who picked up their fourth win of the season to push them up to seventh in the table, it was also Cobhs first win at Finn Park since 2007. Finn Harps me
Finn Harps lost their first home league game of the season on Friday night against Cobh Ramblers who picked up their fourth win of the season to push them up to seventh in the table, it was also Cobhs first win at Finn Park since 2007.
Finn Harps meanwhile remain stuck in fourth place, level on points with Galway United, who have a game less played and Ollie Horgan admitted his side weren’t fully at the races.
“We only woke up at half time, which seems to be a recurring theme here at home, and despite a lot of half chances, we really didn’t have an out and out chance to equalise.” he said.
“We weren’t up for it at all in the first half, to be fair in the second half, we probably were but we left it too late, we could have got an equaliser in the last minute but to be honest with you, I don’t know if we deserved it.” he added.
Ollie said earlier in the week that ‘Cobh are in a false position’ and backed that up tonight with praise for his opposition.
“To be fair to Cobh, we watched them last week down in Cork and you know what they have, they’re young with a bit of experience but they hit you on the counter attack and they scored a very good goal tonight, fair play to Cobh, they deserved their 1-0 win and I congratulate them.” he said.”
“Cobh finished third two years ago, second last year and the table is lying about where they are, they will take serious points off teams and unfortunately, they did that to us tonight.” he added.
His praise didn’t end there as he commended his managerial counterparts.
“Fair play to Cobh, Stephen Henderson has done a great job down there in the last number of years.” he said.
Former Letterkenny Rovers man Lee Toland was stretchered off late in the first half and Horgan pointed out that it adds to their current list of absentees.
“Lee has been taken to Letterkenny Hospital and we will call over and see how he is getting on but certainly, the first prognosis isn’t great, he’s done damage to his ankle but we will wait and see what the x-ray shows up and where he is at.” he noted.
“It’s another set back that we don’t need with the amount of injuries we have and long-terms injuries, this looks like another one but we will find out soon and maybe it’s not as bad as we first think.” he added.
On a final note he mentioned that Harps may have rode their luck a bit in the last few weeks.
“To me, if we were to finish in the top half of the table, it would be decent. I think people maybe got carried away with the run of results we had and we ran our luck quite a lot in those results with last minute winners here and there.” he said
“It came to an end tonight, with regards the little bit of luck if you like, we weren’t hectic down in Longford whatsoever and got away with three points, we were probably similar here tonight and got nothing and we didn’t deserve anything tonight.” he concluded.