Williams the hero as Limerick FC beat Bohemians

Limerick FC took on Bohemians in Thomond Park on Monday night
Limerick FC continued their good run of form in Thomond Park on Monday night when they beat Bohemians 1-0.

Limerick FC continued their good run of form in Thomond Park on Monday night when they beat Bohemians 1-0.

Full back Robbie Williams got the winning goal on 81 minutes when he headed a Stephen Bradley free past Dean Delaney.

Prior to that, it had looked destined to end scoreless as both sides made little of the half chances that came their way. But Williams’ goal brought Limerick’s unbeaten run to four and they have now collected nine points in their last three games.

In front of a crowd of 1,048 , Limerick came into the game on the back of two fine wins - against Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers - but Bohs were arguably the better side in the early stages. They created a couple of half chances but failed to test stand-in keeper Shane Cusack.

Limerick’s first chance came to Craig Curran on 27 minutes but Dean Delaney dealt with it comfortably while Delaney was also equal to an effort from Carel Tiofeck moments later.

Rory Gaffney came closest to scoring for Limerick just before the break when he cut inside brilliantly and forced a great save from Delaney.

Cusack was again called into action a couple of times in the second half but he dealt with anything that came his way. Sub Barry Sheedy drove over not long after his introduction and Samuel Oji came close to breaking the deadlock midway through the half when he drove over from no more than two yards after getting on the end of Gamble’s cross.

Limerick’s next game is away to Bray Wanderers on Sunday week, October 13. They then play Shelbourne at home on Wednesday, October 16, before finishing their campaign away to Derry City on Friday, October 25.

LIMERICK FC - Shane Cusack; Patrick Nzuzi, Samuel Oji, Stephen Folan, Robbie Williams; Carel Tiofeck, Joe Gamble, Dave O’Leary, Stephen Bradley; Craig Curran, Rory Gaffney. Subs: Barry Sheedy for Tiofeck (55 mins), Shaun Kelly for Gaffney (86 mins)

BOHEMIANS - Dean Delaney; Derek Pender, Roberto Lopes, Dave Mulcahy, Keith Buckley; Ryan McEvoy, Karl Moore, Luke Byrne, Dinny Corcoran, Neal Yadeahladi, Shane Murray Subs: Chris Lyons for Shane Murray (injured - 20 mins), Andy Mulligan for Karl Moore (65 mins), Dave Scully for Chris Lyons (85 mins)

Referee: Sean Grant (Wexford)