Belfast Telegraph

Kelly feels aggrieved at referees' decisions

By Graham Luney

There's an old saying in football that poor refereeing decisions even themselves out over the course of the season.

But Donegal Celtic boss Paddy Kelly feels it must apply to every boss in the world apart from himself!

The DC supremo was once again fuming with officials after the 3-2 defeat to Newry City last weekend when Tony Heaney's late looping header crossed the goal-line by a yard but it wasn't spotted.

As the west Belfast side travel to Mourneview Park to take on Glenavon, Kelly is still waiting for some good news from the men in black.

" People keep telling me these things even themselves out," he said. " Marty Quinn and Gerry Flynn have said that to me but everything seems to be going against us at the minute.

"If I was wrong I would hold my hand up and apologise but the officials don't seem prepared to do that.

"Right now we are playing reasonably well but we need to tighten things up at the back and grab a win.

"Glenavon are like ourselves, scoring goals but also conceding. But this game and Glentoran next week are two massive games for us.

"Our former goalkeeper Tuda Murphy is doing well at Glenavon so maybe I shouldn't have released him!"

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