Limerick FC crash out of FAI Cup

Limerick FC manager Martin Russell
Limerick FC’s poor season continued on Friday night when they went down 3-1 to Bray Wanderers in FAI Cup in the Carlisle Grounds.

Limerick FC’s poor season continued on Friday night when they went down 3-1 to Bray Wanderers in FAI Cup in the Carlisle Grounds.

Without a win in 14 games in the league, Limerick turned to the main competition for some respite but went down to their second defeat of the season at the seaside venue.

David Cassidy gave Bray the lead after just seven minutes but Limerick responded well and were back on level terms when Dean Clarke hit the net on the quarter-hour mark.

It remained 1-1 until the break but Bray secured the win with two goals in three minutes in the second half, both strikes coming from Chris Lyons.

Limerick now turn their attention back to their relegation battle in the SSE Premier Division and their return to the Markets Field next Friday night when they entertain Drogheda Utd.

Limerick FC: Tommy Holland; Paudie O’Connor, Shane Tracey, Tony Whitehead, Robbie Williams; Sean Russell, Paul O’Connor, Shane Duggan, Ian Turner; Kieran Hanlon, Dean Clarke

Bray Wanderers: Stephen McGuinness; Adam Mitchell, Alan McNally, Hugh Douglas, Michael Barker; Peter McGlynn, Ryan McEvoy, Graham Kelly, Luke Gallagher, David Cassidy; Chris Lyons

- Don’t miss the weekend edition of the Limerick Leader for a special 12-page pullout looking ahead to Limerick’s return to the Markets Field