Limerick target Gypsies after bagging first win

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Martin Russell's Limerick FC side will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier Division when the Blues host Bohemians at the Markets Field this Saturday, 6.30pm
LIMERICK FC will look to build on their first league win of the season when facing Bohemians in a critical SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash at the Markets Field this Saturday, 6.30pm.

LIMERICK FC will look to build on their first league win of the season when facing Bohemians in a critical SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash at the Markets Field this Saturday, 6.30pm.

Limerick gave themselves a glimmer of hope in their battle for survival when recording their first win of the season - at the 22nd attempt - when accounting for fellow strugglers Sligo Rovers 3-2 at the Garryowen venue on Saturday evening.

Vinny Faherty bagged a brace of goals, while Dean Clarke struck the winner as the Blues recorded a long-awaited first success.

The Blues first win of the campaign helped Martin Russell’s basement side close to within seven points of Sligo Rovers in the Premier Division table.

With a further 11 games to go in the season, optimistic Blues fans harbour hopes that the side can pull off the great escape.

With Limerick trailing third-from-bottom Derry City by 10 points, it would appear that securing a relegation play-off berth provides the Blues best hopes of survival.

While Limerick prop up the top flight table, Saturday’s opponents Bohemians currently sit in a comfortable fifth place in the table.

Second-from-bottom Sligo host title-chasing Cork City at the Showgrounds this Saturday evening.

Limerick have bolstered their squad recently with the signings of defenders Shaun Kelly, who makes his return after leaving last year, as well as Patrick Kanyuka following his successful trial.