Daniel Tighe rated the Limerick FC players after they drew 0-0 with Cork City in Thomond Park on Sunday night.
Barry Ryan - 8
Did everything asked of him well apart from spilling a fierce second half shot but immediately recovered possession. Made the crucial first half save to deny Cork City striker Daryl Horgan when O’Callaghan’s blunder had set him through on goal.
Patrick Nzuzi - 7
Not afraid to push forward from full back and offered width on the right all game. Booked early for a high challenge. Showcased his impressive speed with a lightning counter attack from a Cork corner in first half. Not as prominent in second half.
Robbie Williams - 6
Did well at left full in the first half and had speculative 40 yard effort when the Cork keeper was out of position. Struggled at centre back once moved there in the second half following O’Callaghan’s withdrawal.
Stephen Folan - 6
Central defence was an issue all night for Limerick, Folan may not have been helped on his Limerick debut by the shaky performance of central partner O’Callaghan. Calm in possession and should improve for his first start.
Brian O’Callaghan - 6
Rusty enough performance at times from the hugely experienced centre back. Let Cork in for aclear cut opportunity at one stage and was withdrawn around the hour mark.
Danny Galbraith - 8
Was a constant threat on the night whipping in some dangerous balls from the left and right. Promising signs in his inter changing with Bossekota and his link up play with the midfield was tidy.
Dave O’Leary - 7
Very good display from the young centre midfielder. Along with Gamble he controlled the tempo of the game. Made a lung bursting late beak into the Cork box after playing the ball wide to Galbraith and just headed over the Scot’s return cross
Joe Gamble - 7
Took the abuse of the away fans in his stride as he calmly controlled the tempo with O’Leary. Adds much needed experience and quality to a young Limerick squad.
Shane Tracy - 7
The Limerick native displayed his versatility by switching from left wing to left back when Taylor decided to bring on Bradley early in the second half. Provided dangerous deliveries from set plays in a solid unselfish performance.
Axel Bossekota - 7
Promising debut from the Belgian front man showing early signs of a telepathic understanding with fellow new recruit Galbraith. His shooting was profligate on occasion letting down an otherwise exciting display.
Craig Curran - 6
Lively performance by the diminutive Liverpudlian but could not convert any of his chances into the all important goal Limerick were searching for. Linked up well with his support players but lacked cutting edge.
Stephen Bradley - 6
Replaced an out of sorts O’Callaghan early in the second half and almost made an immediate impact linking up well with Curran but not quite converting. Did not really influence the game as much as expected when he came on.
Darragh Rainsford - 6
Came on in injury time for Galbraith who went off to a very warm reception from the home fans.
- Player ratings compiled by Daniel Tighe
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