Cobh Ramblers reduced the gap on Limerick FC after they came out on top of a seven goal thriller at the Markets Field. Stuart Ashton's men had a three goal advantage at the break thanks to two efforts from Brian Murphy and one from former Limerick
Cobh Ramblers reduced the gap on Limerick FC after they came out on top of a seven goal thriller at the Markets Field.
Stuart Ashton's men had a three goal advantage at the break thanks to two efforts from Brian Murphy and one from former Limerick player Ian Turner.
Limerick were much better in the second half and threatened a comeback, but Cobh held on for the three points. Cobh took the lead on 13 minutes when Turner cut inside and delivered a sensational cross with the outside of his right foot for Murphy to bury a header past Jack Brady.
The same man doubled Cobh's lead 12 minutes later when he latched onto a through ball and fired through Brady's legs. Cobh's dominance was enhanced even further before the break when Turner fired an unstoppable shot from 20 yards.
Limerick were a different team after the break and got one back when Jason Hughes dispossessed Ben O'Riordan and played in McSweeney, who easily finished to the net.
The comeback really looked on just after the hour when Devitt's ball across the six-yard-box was tapped home by O'Sullivan at the back post to make it 3-2.
Cobh came straight back down to restore a two goal advantage, however, after Shane Tracy fouled Turner. Hurley stepped up to score Limerick were not giving up and a Devitt thunderbolt left the scores at 4-3 as the game entered the final quarter.
However, they were unable to get an equaliser and it was Cobh that came away with all three points.