RUNAWAY leaders Limerick FC made it 10 straight wins in the SSE Airtricity League First Division when seeing off Cobh Ramblers on a 3-0 scoreline at St Colman’s Park on Saturday night.
Two second half goals from Lee-J Lynch on 66 minutes and Sean Russell late on sealed another impressive victory for Martin Russell’s free-scoring side.
Shane Tracy had given Limerick a 1-0 half-time lead thanks to a 15th goal from the penalty spot after Ross Mann’s cross was handled by a Cobh player.
The win has seen the Blues, who boast a maximum 30 points from a possible 30 after 10 series of games, enjoy a 12-point lead over second-placed Drogheda Utd.
Ross Mann replaced the injured Shaun Kelly in the Blues only change to their starting line-up from from Tuesday's EA Sports Cup quarter-final win over Galway United.
Kelly joined Aaron Greene, Garbhan Coughlan and Seamus Sharkey on the injured list, with top scorer John O'Flynn only fit enough to make the bench.
Limerick FC return to action on Friday night when Athlone Town visit the Markets Field, 7.15pm.
The game has been brought forward by 24 hours to avoid a clash with Pike Rovers FAI Junior Cup final fixture with Sheriff YC at the Aviva Stadium.
COBH RAMBLERS: Paul Hunt, Charlie Fleming, Cian Kingston, Chris McCarthy, Ian Mylod, Jason Abbott, Shane O'Connor, Eoin McGreevy, Robert Lehane, Markus Gustavsson (Jonathan Creamer 66), Stephen Christopher (Cory Galvin 71).
LIMERICK FC: Freddy Hall, Robbie Williams, Paul O’Conor, Lee-J Lynch, Shane Duggan (Capt) (Colm Murphy 73), Shane Tracy, Sean Russell, Stephen Kenny, Ross Mann, Chris Mulhall (Jordan Moore 89), Paudie O’Connor.
REFEREE: Kevin O’Regan