Leaders Limerick target 'lucky 13' as Drogs visit Markets Field

Leaders Limerick target 'lucky 13' as Drogs visit Markets Field

LIMERICK FC defender Robbie Williams is delighted with the spread of goals in the side which has seen Martin Russell’s Blues break the 50-goal league barrier after just 12 games.

Midfielder Lee-J Lynch pushed Limerick through the 50 goal mark for the season when netting in Sunday’s dramatic 4-3 win over Shelbourne.

Runaway First Division leaders Limerick host second-placed Drogheda Utd in a key league clash at the Markets Field this Saturday, 6.30pm.

Martin Russell’s charges, who have won each of their opening 12 First Division fixtures, can go 17 points clear at the top of the table with victory over the Drogs.

Following Saturday night’s game, the league will take a three-week break with the European Championships in France moving centre stage.

Defender Robbie Williams, who has also been among the goals this season, said: “Scoring goals is what it’s all about. Lads have been chipping in from all angles.

“We weren’t right at it against Shelbourne, but we got the win. That is all that matters.”

Williams has been hugely impressed by John O’Flynn, who has scored 18 goals in the first three and a half months of Limerick FCs season.

O’Flynn joined Limerick from Cork during the closed season.

Williams said: “John (O’Flynn) has been great for us. 

”He has had a few injuries and knocks, but every time he has played, he has popped up with a goal or two. He has been brilliant for us. 

”He is a good professional around the place, great at training and he takes that out on to the pitch as well.”