Greene says Limerick FC targeting unbeaten league season

Colm Kinsella

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Greene says Limerick FC targeting unbeaten league season

LIMERICK FC striker Aaron Greene says the runaway SSE Airtricity League First Division leaders are determined to go through the league season unbeaten.

Table toppers Limerick currently enjoy a 19-point lead over second-placed UCD with 16 of the 28 league fixtures now complete.

Limerick FC have dropped just two points from their opening fixtures, winning 15 of their 16 fixtures to date.

Martin Russell’s high-flying charges host fourth-placed Cobh Ramblers at the Markets Field this Saturday, 6.30pm.

 Free-scoring Limerick have netted 63 goals in the First Division this season, averaging close on four goals per game.

The Blues average goal tally in their home fixtures in more than four goals per outing. The Blues have conceded 17 goals to date.

Saturday’s opponents Cobh currently sit in fourth place in the First Division table, 20 points behind the Blues.

Aaron Greene bagged a brace of goals in Limerick FC's 5-1 victory over Waterford Utd at the RSC on Friday night last.

The two-goal haul brought Greene’s tally for the season to 8, despite the missing up of eight weeks of the season due to injury.

Greene said: "We are 19 points ahead after the weekend. We want to do this unbeaten run for the season. We really do.

”We have a squad to do it. Our fitness out there, everyone can see it. 

"We are looking forward to Cobh now and hopefully we can get three points.

“With the injury, I had been out, I think, for 8 weeks. It is nice to be back. The lads were doing really well as everyone knows, so to come back in, we have had a few niggling injuries, including myself, but it is nice to come back in and play. 

"It is always nice to get a few goals. But it doesn't matter who scores as long as we win as a team.

”We have a really good bunch of lads in the squad and we are all pulling in the right direction.

The performance against Waterford on Friday was similar in the first half to the previous week against UCD.

”Against UCD we were 2-1 down at half-time, against Waterford it was 1-1 and the gaffer has come in and asked us to go out and give a good response. I think we showed that.

"We showed great character within the team to go and do that two weeks in a row. We took our chances and were clinical. We defended well in the second half. I think we well deserved the three points.”