Limerick battled their way to a 3-2 victory over Cobh Ramblers on Saturday evening at St. Colman’s Park. Limerick settled into this match the better of the two sides and threatened early through two long range shots from Karl O’ Sullivan. Ramblers
Limerick battled their way to a 3-2 victory over Cobh Ramblers on Saturday evening at St. Colman’s Park.
Limerick settled into this match the better of the two sides and threatened early through two long range shots from Karl O’ Sullivan. Ramblers did have the ball in the net in the 6th minute but Leonard’s tap in was ruled out for an offside against provider Ian Turner. In the 25th minute, Conor Ellis was put through one on one, but Ramblers defender Lyons did superbly well to recover.
However, from the resultant corner Stephen Kenny tripped defender Robbie Williams in the box and the referee pointed to the spot. Former Ramblers midfielder Darren Murphy confidently found the net, sending Hunt the wrong way.
Limerick were in full control of this match and doubled their lead in the 41st minute when a Sean McSweeney shot was well saved by keeper Hunt, but Tracy was there to tap home the rebound.
Limerick continued to dominate the early stages of the second half but it was Ramblers who were given the lifeline when a Stephen Kenny free kick found Charlie Lyons unmarked and the defender headed powerfully to the net.
Ramblers completed the comeback in the 65th minute when captain Shane O’ Connor struck a brilliant free kick that found the top corner. The game was now wide open and both sides missed great opportunities to take the lead.
Firstly, Leonard struck tamely at Brady after being set up by Kabia and moments later Ellis missed a similar opportunity for the visitors. With ten minutes to go, O’ Connor tripped Hanlon in the box and Murphy scored his second penalty of the game to restore the visitors lead.
Ramblers struggled in the final stages to create anything of note and Limerick held on to claim the three points.