Tommy Barrett hailed his Limerick FC team after the Super Blues beat top of the table Cabinteely 1-0 at the Markets Field. A goal in the 33rd minute from Connor Ellis ensured that Barrett’s Limerick emerged from the game with all three points. He he
Tommy Barrett hailed his Limerick FC team after the Super Blues beat top of the table Cabinteely 1-0 at the Markets Field.
A goal in the 33rd minute from Connor Ellis ensured that Barrett’s Limerick emerged from the game with all three points. He headed home from close range after Kieran Hanlon’s powerful shot hit the crossbar.
The result was in doubt at one stage due to a floodlight failure that struck on 79 minutes but the game was able to be completed when the problem was fixed after a 25 minute delay.
Limerick are now unbeaten from all seven games at the Markets Field in 2019 and Barrett felt that they should have disposed of Cabinteely by a greater margin.
“I think we should have won by more. It should have been three or four but thankfully the lights came back on.
“We were full value for the win. Connor missed the best chance of the game near the end as well. He missed one before the goal. A one on one chance and he probably should have scored from the rebound.
“He could have had a hat-trick. You see the work rate he gets through to get himself into those positions. I’d rather he was missing them than not getting any chances at all.”
Limerick now sit four points off Shelbourne, who replaced Cabinteely at the top. Barrett doesn’t see much between the top six teams and feels that his side are exactly where he thought they would be at the beginning of the campaign.
“There is nothing in the league. You see the other results. Bar the Drogheda game they were only one goal margins with Bray and Shels winning.
“Even the games that we have lost. I felt that we should have beaten Longford. Drogheda got two penalties and we had a very young team out. Our young lads are doing very well. All we can do is to keep plugging away.
“We have been fantastic really. The whole squad. We pick a team to win a game. Sometimes we have to more physical and sometimes we have to go with more finesse.
“The lads know that, they understand that. They are a really good, solid group. We have got really good, experienced players but I was particularly pleased with the young lads tonight.
“Especially from a game management point of view. Getting the ball into the corners and the likes of Adam Foley and Karl O’Sullivan winning free kicks. That shows that they are learning from the experienced players who have been very patient with the younger lads.”