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Dominant Limerick ease to victory and raid the points from struggling Drogs

Robbie Williams and Garbhan Coughlan hit the goals at United Park.

Limerick goalscorer Robbie Williams (file pic).
Limerick goalscorer Robbie Williams (file pic).
Image: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Drogheda United 0

Limerick 2

Gerard Grimes reports from United Park.

A DOMINANT LIMERICK claimed a deserved 2-0 victory over Drogheda United courtesy of goals from Robbie Williams and Garbhan Coughlan.

Limerick had a goal disallowed after nine minutes as Chiedozie Ogbene was deemed to be interfering with play in an offside position when Luke Gallagher turned Dean Clarke’s ball into his own net.

However, the Shannonsiders hit the front three minutes later as the referee overruled his assistant’s offside call to allow Robbie Williams header to stand as he believed the ball was played to Williams courtesy of a touch from a Drogheda player.

Drogheda failed to gain any sort of foothold in the game with their only shot on target being a Ciaran McGuigan header that was saved well by Brendan Clarke on 31 minutes.

Limerick had the best chances of the second half as both Ogbene and Clarke had great chances just three minutes apart.

Ogbene was played in on the left but failed to keep his shot down. Ogbene turned playmaker soon after as he played the ball to Clarke who shot wide.

The home side never managed to keep hold of possession and Limerick looked ready to pounce at any time and did just that.

Two minutes from time, a long ball was pumped up the field towards Garbhan Coughlan who headed the ball over McGuinness from the edge of the box and into an empty net.

Drogheda United: McGuinness; Deasy (Elworthy 41’), Gallagher, McGuigan, Kane; S Brennan (c), Purdy (Thornton HT’), McEvoy; Wixted, Masterson (Meaney 73’), Doyle.

Limerick: B Clarke; Kelly, Whitehead, Williams, D O’Connor; Duggan (c) (P O’Conor 88’), Hery, Lynch, Ogbene (Coughlan 77’); D Clarke (Kenny 68’), Tosi.

Referee: Robert Harvey.

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