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Daryl Horgan 'Bitterly Disappointed' In Defeat

8 August 2017

PNE winger Daryl Horgan felt the manner of PNE's defeat this evening turned a disappointing result into a frustrating night.

Stanley were ahead for a large part of the game after Ben Richards-Everton slotted the hosts ahead after 20 minutes.

Jordan Hugill's equaliser on 70 minutes sparked a goal frenzy with a further three goals scored in the last seven minutes, with Stanley winning 3-2 on the night.

It certainly looked as though the game was going to extra time after Hugill converted a header in the 91st minute, only for Billy Kee to go up the other end to find the winner with seconds left on the clock.

After a frantic end to the game, Horgan was left a disappointed figure when he spoke to iFollow after the game.

When you score in the 90th minute you then have to see it out," he admitted after the game. "It's bitterly disappointing as there was an opportunity to get into the next round of the cup but we just couldn't see it through tonight.

"We're disappointed for everybody involved - it's a bad day at the office but we had a great crowd backing us but unfortunately we couldn't win the game.

"An away contingent of over 1,500 North End fans made the journey east this evening where they witnessed an impressive showing from Horgan down the left wing - yet that was no comfort to Horgan after the game who wanted to match the support off the pitch with a performance on it.

"Every game you want to play you want to play well - it's about impressing the manager, and doing it for yourself, for your team and for your manager but unfortunately we didn't do that today."

One talking point was the foul on Andy Boyle in the lead up to the second goal which looked dubious from various angles, yet Horgan refused to blame the officials for the result.

He continued: "It is a foul but the ref has a hard enough job and he's not going to see everything. It's one of them where we're bitterly disappointed and you'd like to think one of them will come round for us. It doesn't really matter though as we should have seen it out regardless."

Watch Daryl's full interview with iFollow by clicking on the link above now.


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