Limerick spurned the opportunity to leap off bottom spot as they could only manage a 2-2 draw away to Bray Wanderers on Saturday evening.
Dean Clarke put Martin Russell’s men ahead as early as the eighteenth minute when Ian Turner’s corner was met at the back post by Patrick Kanyuka. His header was shielded by Clarke who turned and fired low past Peter Cherrie.
That lead didn’t even last a minute however. Ryan McEvoy equalised just thirty seconds later as Limerick appeared to switch off. McEvoy was unmarked in the middle of the box after nobody tracked his run from midfield and he tapped home from close range.
The SWAI Player of the Month Vinny Faherty came up trumps for Limerick just ten minutes before the half. Ian Turner’s lightning pace down the right caused Bray problems all night and his cross was met by Faherty who converted first-time.
The visitors were nervy though – and some sloppy spells in possession in the second half allowed Bray back into the game. Ryan McEvoy pounced inside the box with a low drive to level the teams for a second time.
Bray Wanderers: Peter Cherrie; Michael Barker, Niall Cooney, Alan McNally, Danny O’Reilly; Ryan McEvoy, John Sullivan; David Cassidy (Adam Wixted, 89), Graham Kelly, Peter McGlynn (Adam Hanlon, 63); Chris Lyons.
Limerick: Freddy Hall; Tony Whitehead, Patrick Kanyuka, Robbie Williams, Shane Tracy (Darragh Rainsford, 84); Shane Duggan; Ian Turner, Lee-J Lynch (Prince Agyemang, 84), Sean Russell, Dean Clarke; Vinny Faherty.