AN AXEL Bossekota goal helped Limerick to their second league win successionin Dalymount Park on Friday night as they held off a late Bohemians comeback to claim all three points.
Limerick bounced back well from the 4-0 drubbing to Sligo Rovers in the EA Sports Cup and they’ll be looking for another league triumph in Thomond Park on Tuesday night when they take on Bray Wanderers.
The game reached half time with the sides locked at 0-0.
Both had had chances and a level scoreline was probably fair. That nearly changed five minutes into the second half however when Danny Galbraith’s long range effort forced Delany to tip over the bar.
Bohs Karl Moore jinked into the box after 63 minutes but his shot flew wide.
But then just a minute later a Galbraith long ball allowed Bossekota in on goal and the Limerick number ten brought it down and he coolly stroked it past Delany.
Two minutes later Limerick’s front man went close again with a shot that rippled the side netting.
Bohs began to pile on the pressure in search of an equaliser and Dave Scully went close twice from successive corners but it just wouldn’t fall for the home side.
Karl Moore was continuing to cause problems for the Limerick defence.
Good work down the left-wing on 79 minutes allowed him to feed Murphy inside the box but his shot was blocked.
Bohs were camped in the Limerick half for the final ten minutes and almost got their reward in the 90th minute.
Dave Scully’s header from close range forced Barry Ryan into a truly sensational save on his right hand side and the danger was cleared.
Five minutes later and deep into stoppage time it was down to Ryan to pull of yet another world class save, this time denying Derek Pender and ensuring Limerick of the victory.
Bohemians - Dean Delany; Zein Albehadlie (Kevin Devaney, 63), Roberto Lopes, Michael Barker, Luke Byrne; Karl Moore, Shane Murray (Dave Scully, 70), Derek Pender, Keith Buckley, Darragh Reynor Dave Mulcahy, 52); Conor Murphy.
Limerick - Barry Ryan; Shaun Kelly, Stephen Folan, Robbie Williams, Shane Tracy (Shane Costelloe, 52); Stephen Bradley (David O’Leary, 63), Joe Gamble, Danny Galbraith, Craig Curran; Darragh Rainsford, Axel Bossekota.