Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Donegal Celtic 2 Lisburn Distillery 2

Lisburn Distillery boss Tommy Wright questioned referee Arnold Hunter’s knowledge of the human body after the official awarded Donegal Celtic a life-line penalty at Celtic Park on Saturday.

The Whites were good value for the lead striker Gary Liggett had given them in the 31st minute, but it was Liggett who was deemed to have handled the ball — gifting Paul McVeigh the spot-kick.

The visitors then took the lead in for a second time in what was an end-to-end affair when Jordan Forsythe tapped in Liggett’s cross with just six minutes remaining. Celtic had the final word when Eamon McAllister drilled a volley through a crowded goalmouth at the death.

Wright said: “Both sides had a lot of opportunities to win the game but I think we have got to be disappointed. A contentious penalty decision allowed DC back into the game.

“Obviously Mr Hunter hasn’t done biology because your back is your back and your arm is your arm and it was a soft penalty to be giving.”

“I had a word with him on the pitch and a word with in his room and shook hands, but it’s too late now and I am probably just venting a bit of frustration.”