“I should have had another penalty” - McNamee

Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Picture Margaret McLaughlin

DERRY City’s Barry McNamee has suggested that his side should have been awarded a penalty during the second half of Saturday’s match against Shamrock Rovers.

But the Ramelton man, who immediately rose to his feet following the challenge from behind, said he was not concerned with his recent history when inside the opposition penalty area this season.

“I suppose I have developed a bit of history having received a few bookings for diving inside the penalty area this year,” he said.

“However, those situations were proved wrong afterwards on television and I was correct on both occasions,” he added.

“And on this occasion it’s been no different. I thought it was a penalty. He came into the back of me, there was contact. We conceded a similar penalty against Bohemians, so it’s a case of sometimes you get them and sometimes you don’t.

“Unfortunately for us, we didn’t get it this time, but a penalty would’ve gave us a great chance.”

Was he worried about getting a reputation?

“There’s nothing I can do about it if referees are thinking I go down a bit easy or not. Obviously the referee didn’t think it was penalty, so there’s nothing I can do about that,” he answered.

“This result sees us continue to be three points ahead of them in the race for fourth place, but we had chances to win the game. Nonetheless, we put a great shift in and I suppose it’s a good point because we were hanging in there at the end,” he continued.