HIGH-FLYING Limerick FC will look to cement their place at the summit of the SSE Airtricity League First Division when facing Drogheda Utd in a crucial top-of-the-table clash at United Park this Friday, 7.45pm.
Free-scoring Limerick have racked up 25 goals in their opening five First Division fixtures to boast a 100% record. The Blues tally of 15 points is seven greater than second-placed Drogs.
Limerick FC defender Robbie Williams, who has scored in each of the Blues last four league fixtures, said Martin Russell’s side cannot allow complacency to creep in.
Limerick scored a 5-1 victory over Shelbourne at the Markets Field on Saturday night.
The victory sees Limerick close in on the record number of wins at the start of a First Division campaign. Derry City won their opening seven fixtures in the 1986-1987 season, while UCD won six on the bounce in 2009 and Waterford Utd recorded six wins at the start of their 2010 First Division campaign.
Williams said: ”It was comfortable enough in the end. Shelbourne gave us a bit of a game towards the back end of the first half and early second half when they got the equaliser.
”We got a bit sloppy. Once we got the second goal we kicked on. We are happy enough.
”It was massive to score five minutes after they equalised. They got a boost from the goal. The team is fit and in the back end of the second half we seemed to take control.
”Scoring for four games in a row. I dunno. We have been working a bit on set pieces and luckily, it has been dropping to me in the box. I have been putting them away thankfully. I am chuffed to bits and hope to keep it going.
“We want to bounce straight back up (to be Premier Division) if possible.
”We know we have a squad to compete in the top division, but let’s not get complacent. We are only five games in. We will get ready for next week.
”We have an experienced squad. We have a lot of lads who have been there, done it and played in the top league. We know what we need to do, keep kicking on, keep the heads down.
”Drogheda is a tight pitch. They have come down as well from the Premier Division. They will have a point to prove. I am looking forward to it.
”It will be a decent test for us. We will go there on Friday full of confidence.
”I am just trying to help the team out. It is nice to get on the scoresheet, give the guys a target to catch. I am chuffed with the goals, but everyone is chipping in with them.”