Finn Harps won their first game in five, overcoming Cabinteely at Finn Park, with Sam Todd notching the only goal of the game in the 84th minute. The game lacked clear-cut chances and wasn’t the best spectacle but Ollie Horgan was happy to win afteFinn Harps won their first game in five, overcoming Cabinteely at Finn Park, with Sam Todd notching the only goal of the game in the 84th minute. The game lacked clear-cut chances and wasn’t the best spectacle but Ollie Horgan was happy to win after a poor performance after losing out to UCD despite putting it a better display. “It’s a win, which has been a long while coming, it certainly wasn’t a great performance, we had a far better performance last week and got nothing so we gladly take a poor performance and get three points.” he said. Dean Casey struck the post for Cabinteely just after the interval and Horgan wasn’t shy to admit that his side had luck on their green. “That little bit of luck, we needed it.” he noted. “I’m not saying we lost games because of bad luck but I’m just saying that little rub of the green probably didn’t go our way, and it went our way tonight.” he said. “I’d say Cabinteely are a little bit where we were last week wondering ‘what went wrong out there? How come we didn’t get something out of it?’ and that’s the way it’ll go.” he added. Despite an unsatisfactory performance from is squad, Ollie pointed out that credit is due to the fans who created a good atmosphere. “To be fair to the supporters, even at 0-0, they were excellent, I must give them credit. They didn’t start getting edgy, they didn’t start getting onto the young fellas, we have a scatter of kids out there.” he said. “We have 19 year olds out there, four of them in the end up but to be fair to them, they were patient and they stood by us and didn’t turn and that’s most pleasing to me.” he added. The pitch tonight didn’t cover itself in glory and Horgan noted that it is a poor pitch for a certain player on the opposition team. “Of course the pitch could have been better, but at the same time, it’s a poor pitch for Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters who is a class act.” he said. “To me, he is the best player in the First Division, and he couldn’t get going on it either.” he added. “I’m putting pressure on everyday of the week for week to be done everywhere and their putting pressure on me to get results, and that’s the way it works.” he concluded. After learning of the news of Arsene Wengers imminent departure from Arsenal, Horgan was jokingly asked by one interviewer would he be putting his name forward for the hot seat at the Emirates. “I have to see out my contract.” he replied after sharing a short laugh with the local media.
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