Battling Finn Harps moved out of the relegation places in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division with a 2-0 victory over Limerick FC at the Markets Field. Goals in either half by Tommy McBride and Danny Morrissey saw Harps leapfrog Sligo in theBattling Finn Harps moved out of the relegation places in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division with a 2-0 victory over Limerick FC at the Markets Field. Goals in either half by Tommy McBride and Danny Morrissey saw Harps leapfrog Sligo in the table. Despite the victory, Horgan refused to play up the win as his side still have plenty of work to do. “It makes no odds,” he said. “Until the last game of the season and I’ve said it from day one. If we can stay in it, we go to Bohs in the last game of the season and have a chance of getting something against Bohs to stay in the division we will take it. “That result tonight will be a help to us, but it’s hard going. You saw how difficult it was tonight. We ran our luck. There is no point in me saying anything different. “We could have been two or three down, but to be fair, in the second half we grew up and we were men out there. We need to be that and more to have any chance of staying up.” Harps certainly did ride their luck as they took the lead completely against the run of play when McBride capitalized on a goalkeeping error to finish from close range. Limerick then missed a penalty in first half stoppage time and Harps were reduced to 10 men in the same incident with Killian Cantwell red carded for a foul on Peter Berki. Harps sat back even further after the break and another defensive slip saw Morrissey secure the points 18 minutes from time. “It’s tough going,” Horgan admitted. “We came down here last week and lost a man, albeit it was a cup game, and now we are down another player. After the sending off, I felt that if we could hang on for a draw well and good. “But to be fair to the 10 that were on the pitch and the three subs that came in they dug deep and showed a bit of character. We need that and a hell of a lot more if we are going to stay up,” the Harps manager concluded.
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