A LAST gasp equaliser from Paul O’Conor helped bottom side Limerick FC rescue a precious point against fellow strugglers Sligo Rovers in their Premier Division tie at the Showgrounds on Saturday night.
Dinny Corcoran had given Rovers a first half lead, but O’Conor pounced in the fourth minute of added time to helped Martin Russell’s charges secure a share of the spoils before an attendance of 1,072.
The draw helps winless Limerick keep in touch with the clubs just above the struggling Blues in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table.
Limerick, with five draws and six defeats in their opening 11 to flight fixtures, trail second-from-bottom Bray Wanderers by two points and ninth and tenth placed Drogheda United and Sligo Rovers by just three points at the start of the second series of league fixtures.
Next up for Limerick is a crucial away game against Bohemians at Dalymount Park on Friday night next, 7.45pm.
Limerick FC’s next home league game is the Saturday. May 16 fixture with title chasing Cork City at Jackman Park, 6.30pm.
SLIGO ROVERS: Richard Brush; Alan Keane, Gary Boylan, Stephen Folan, Jake Dykes; Sander Puri, John Russell, David Cawley, Kevin Devaney (Raffaele Cretaro 69); Steven Beattie (for Morten Nielsen 93); Dinny Corcoran.
Subs not used: Ryan Coulter, Danny Ledwith, Eoin Wearen, Gary Armstrong, Ryan McManus.
LIMERICK FC: Conor O’Donnell; Sean Harding (Jason Hughes 86), Paudie O’Connor (Tony Whitehead 63), Paul O’Conor, Robbie Williams; Ian Turner, Shane Duggan, Shane Tracey, Sean Russell; Dean Clarke, Vinny Faherty (Darragh Rainsford 53).