HIGH-FLYING Limerick FC will look to cement their position at the top of the SSE Airtricity League First Division when facing second-placed UCD at UCD Bowl tonight, Friday, 7.45pm.
Martin Russell’s Limerick side enjoy a 10-point lead on joint-second-placed UCD and Cobh Ramblers after just seven series of games.
Limerick have secured a maximum 21 points from their opening seven SSE Airtricity League First Division fixtures and have racked up 31 goals in the process conceding just five.
Friday night’s opponents UCD have lost just two of their seven First Division fixtures this season.
Limerick FC midfielder Lee J Lynch was pleased to finish off the first phase of games in the First Division with a 3-0 victory over Cabinteely.
Lynch said: “It’s (Saturday night v Cabinteely) was another win. We are unbeaten. It’s great for us, great for the club and great for the fans.
“Seven wins out of seven in the league is a great start. It is what we wanted.
2We want to go back up to the Premier Division as quickly as we can. We want to make sure we do it this year.
“We need to make sure we keep pushing on. We couldn’t have asked for better than to have a 10 point lead after the first series of games.
“We just need to make sure we don’t get complacent and we make sure that every week we go out and put on a performance for the home fans and especially when we go away, we have a few tricky away games now in the second round.
“We need to make sure that we do the business up there and keep winning.
“Keeping motivated is not a problem for us. At the end of the day, there is only one goal for us and that is to get back to the Premier Division.
“For us to get there, we need to be winning every week. We need to make sure we create as big a gap between us and the rest as possible.”