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Dundalk FC 'keeper Gary Rogers reckons referee Robert Harvey was the only person in the ground who felt Rovers deserved their last gasp penalty

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Dundalk FC 'keeper Gary Rogers reckons referee Robert Harvey was the only person in the ground who felt Rovers deserved their last gasp penalty

Dundalk FC 'keeper Gary Rogers before last night's match with Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Dundalk FC 'keeper Gary Rogers felt his side were 'hard done by' in last night's controversial 2-1 home loss to Shamrock Rovers.

The Meathman was beaten for the second time in stoppage time when Dylan Watts converted a penalty, which had been awarded after referee Robert Harvey deemed Seán Gannon to have fouled Ronan Finn.

Harvey's opting to penalise Dundalk's right-back infuriated the hosts, who had Seán Hoare dismissed for his pleas after the full-time whistle.

"I think we were hard done by tonight," Rogers told The Democrat.

"He was the only man who thought it was a penalty, I think. Their players weren't even complaining for it.

"We probably could have cleared the ball beforehand, but for me, it's no penalty so it's gutting to get the penalty given against us.

"We probably had two or three penalty claims that were more debatable than that one and it will be interesting to see them back.

"It's cost us a point and hopefully, it's not costing us at the end of the year," he added.