Struggling Limerick FC seek FAI Cup boost

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Limerick FC manager Martin Russell
STRUGGLING Limerick FC put their Premier Division league woes to one side this Friday night when travelling to the Carlisle Grounds to face Bray Wanderers in their FAI Cup second round tie, 7.45pm.

STRUGGLING Limerick FC put their Premier Division league woes to one side this Friday night when travelling to the Carlisle Grounds to face Bray Wanderers in their FAI Cup second round tie, 7.45pm.

Winless Limerick remain firmly rooted to the foot of the Premier Division table after recording just five draws and nine defeats in their opening fourteen league fixtures this season.

Martin Russell’s basement Limerick side sit six points off second from bottom Bray, who are their Cup opponents on Friday.

Russell said: “Everyone wants to have a good Cup run.

“The Bray game, like the league tie with Longford (last weekend) is winable. If we can create the chances we created against Longford, hopefully they will go in and we will win.”

Limerick suffered a disappointing 1-0 league defeat to Longford Town last weekend.

Russell said: “It was very frustrating. We have come away from home with three U-17’s, an 18 year-old and a couple of 21-year-olds, created four glorious chances and not managed to take one of them. Then we get beaten by the single goal. I feel very frustrated that they didn’t get a reward.”

Should Friday night’s FAI Cup match end in a draw, the replay will take place at Jackman Park on Bank Holiday Monday.