Limerick FC boss critical of official error

Limerick FC manager Stuart Taylor
LIMERICK FC manager Stuart Taylor is certain that his side had a perfectly legitimate goal ruled out against UCD.

LIMERICK FC manager Stuart Taylor is certain that his side had a perfectly legitimate goal ruled out against UCD.

As Limerick chased their first win of the new Airtricity Premier Division season, striker Craig Curran had the ball in the net in the final minutes in Belfield.

But the linesman ruled out the 84th minute chance.

“I thought it was a very poor call - I looked back on it when doing analysis and there were three or possibly four players that kept Craig Curran onside,” explained Taylor.

He added: “I think it is a massive massive error by the linesman”.

“We are always non-confrontional when it comes to officials but I think it is fair to say he will be extremely disappointed when he looks back at the game himself and the decision he made was an extremely poor call,” said Taylor, whose Limerick side are without a win in their opening five games of the season.

“People make mistakes and as we have said before, we have to get on with it but it’s a sore one when we are vying for the victory.”

The manager also pointed out that his side “actually had two penalty claims turned down and there was a third one that went unnoticed”.

Ahead of Friday’s trip to play Bohemains in Dalymount Park, Taylor saw positivies in the 1-1 draw with UCD.

“There was a lot of good stuff on Friday night - we just need to make sure we continue that into Friday’s game against Bohs,” said Taylor this Tuesday at his media briefing.