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Late goal hurts Limerick's Great Escape bid as they remain rooted to bottom of table

Bray continued their good run of form as they edged closer to safety.

Ryan McEvoy's late goal dented Limerick's survival hopes.
Ryan McEvoy's late goal dented Limerick's survival hopes.
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BRAY WANDERERS TWICE came from behind to dent Limerick’s survival hopes in an entertaining contest at the Carlisle Grounds.

Limerick have embarked on an incredible survival quest and have now gone seven games unbeaten but if they don’t pull off the great escape, they may well look back on this result with regret.

Martin Russell’s side were 10 minutes away from a third successive win and in the process, leapfrog Sligo to move off the foot of the Premier Division table.

However, Ryan McEvoy popped up to level proceedings once again after Bray had asked serious questions of Limerick’s defence.

The visitors got off to a bright start and hit the front through Dean Clarke as he pounced after a goalmouth scramble.

But there lead lasted all of 30 seconds.

At the other end, McEvoy was on hand to fire home past Freddy Hall after Limerick failed to clear the danger.

In a game of see-sawing momentum, Limerick restored their lead on 35 minutes through Vinny Faherty – his sweet strike gave Peter Cherrie no chance.

The Limerick striker was this week named the league’s player of the month and has been central to his sides’ revival.

However, they were unable to hold on as McEvoy’s calm finish ensured the hosts earned a deserved point.

Bray Wanderers: Peter Cherrie; Michael Barker, Daniel O’Reilly, Alan McNally, Niall Cooney; David Cassidy, Ryan McEvoy, Peter McGlynn, John Sullivan, Graham Kelly; Chris Lyons.

Limerick: Freddy Hall; Robbie Williams, Ian Turner, Shane Duggan, Dean Clarke, Vinny Faherty, Shane Treacy, Sean Russell, Tony Whitehead, Lee Lynch; Patrick Kanyuka.

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