Pools star Mac wants legitimate goal against Tranmere

Leon McSweeney
Leon McSweeney

LEON McSweeney wants a legitimate goal against Tranmere Rovers this afternoon to make up for the winner he had cruelly taken away from him in the reverse fixture.

That was back in November when his late corner was fumbled over the line by on-loan goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.

The Cork-born wideman insists that his in-swinging delivery was headed for the back of the net before the Hungarian’s hapless intervention.

The Dubious Goals Committee ruled otherwise and McSweeney was robbed of the game’s only effort.

The affable Irishman explains: “It was a corner which I whipped in, the keeper went to catch it on the line and he just kind of knocked it in.

“It was given to him as an own goal but I think he’d prefer it be given to me and I’d have had no problems with that!

“It doesn’t really bother us, the goals tally, but when you sit down at the end of the season and look back at your stats you’ll claim anything to big them up a bit more.

“But it was in important goal for us at the time, no matter who was given it.

“And I’d love to score again today, I’ve just got to get a start first though!”

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