Limerick FC draw with Longford to pick up first point of the season

Limerick FC manager Martin Russell
Two goals from Sean Russell helped Limerick FC to a 2-2 draw with Longford Town in Jackman Park on Saturday night.

Two goals from Sean Russell helped Limerick FC to a 2-2 draw with Longford Town in Jackman Park on Saturday night.

Russell put Limerick ahead in the 21st minute but David O’Sullivan responded within four minutes for Longford before Russell was on target five minutues before the break to give Limerick a 2-1 advantage at half-time.

O’Sullivan drew the sides level once again in the 58th minute and that’s how it remained to the final whistle.

The attendance at Jackman Park was 481 and there was a protest outside the ground before kickoff from some of the 30 supporters banned by the club during the week. They have been banned from attending games for what has been deemed inappropriate behaviour.

Limerick are in action again on Tuesday night when they travel to Drogheda while they are at home again next Saturday when they host St Patrick’s Athletic.

For a full report and reaction on this game, see the Monday edition of the Limerick Leader.

Limerick FC: Conor O’Donnell; Séan Harding, Paudie O’Connor, Aidan Price, Robbie Williams; Ian Turner, Paul O’Conor, Jason Hughes, Sean Russell; Darragh Rainsford (Vinny Faherty HT); Dean Clarke. Subs not Used: Tommy Holland (gk), Tony Whitehead, Shane Costelloe, Val Feeney, Ross Mann, Kieran Hanlon.

Longford Town: Paul Hunt; Jamie Mulhall, Pat Sullivan, Pat Flynn, Conor Powell; Don Cowan (Lorcan Shannon 75), Mark Salmon, Stephen Rice, Kevin O’Connor; David O’Sullivan, Gary Shaw.