Derry boss ‘livid’ at penalty calls

Updated: March 12, 2012

Derry manager John Brennan was reported at being ‘livid’ after the “six point swing” of two penalty calls from weekend clash with Kildare.

Kildare’s Johhny Doyle scored a 53rd minute penalty from a penalty which was awarded for  ”no more than a nudge”  according to the Derry supremo.

“I don’t blame the referee entirely,” Brennan told RTÉ Radio, “but I asked him why he didn’t give us the penalty at the end.”

Brennan said the two penalty decisions were a  ”six point swing in a five point game”  as Kildare went on to triumph on a scoreline of 2-13 to 2-18 in a high scoring and entertaining Division Two encounter in Newbridge.   Brennan is of course assuming that having been awarded the penalty at the end that a goal would have been scored from the resultant spot-kick.

Brennan finished his rant by quipping:   “The linesman comes down from Fermanagh and makes that call.   Well I hope he enjoys his journey home.”

Kildare now have four points from four league games played whilst  Derry are in real danger of relegation from Division Two having registered just a solitary win from four outings.

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