Ex-Blackpool boss Neil McDonald got his first three point in charge as his Limerick side came out on top in a hugely entertaining clash at Dalymount Park this evening. An unlucky Dan Byrne own goal handed the visitors all three points following a R
Ex-Blackpool boss Neil McDonald got his first three point in charge as his Limerick side came out on top in a hugely entertaining clash at Dalymount Park this evening.
An unlucky Dan Byrne own goal handed the visitors all three points following a Rodrigo Tosi header and Georgie Poynton leveller. The visitors started much the brighter and took the lead through talismanic Tosi.
Bastien Hery did well to win the initial header and striker Tosi reacted quickestt to cleverly loop his header over the onrushing Supple. This seemed to spark the home side into life and following a spate of pressure was rewarded with the equaliser just after the half hour mark.
Keith Ward and Lorcan Fitzgerald. Attacking midfielder Ward's inital cross was blocked but as the ball fell kindly at his feet, got his head up to square to Georgie Poynton who side footed home from just inside the area.
The hotly contested battle continued in the second half with both teams having chances and tackles flying in. Chiedozie Ogbene looked dangerous from the left wing causing Dylan Hayes, who was a late inclusion for skipper Derek Pender who failed a fitness test, all sorts of problems.
Disaster struck for the home side with just 10 minutes remaining when Ogbene got up above Hayes at the back post to head a Lynch cross back across goal, and centre half Dan Byrne was unable to adjust his body and bundled the ball over his own line.
Frustration got the better of right back Hayes who got his marching orders for a wild lunge on the talented winger Ogbene with minutes remaining as Limerick held on for a massive three points.