Greene thrilled as Limerick FC stage smash and grab

Andrew Cunneen

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Andrew Cunneen

Greene thrilled as Limerick FC stage smash and grab

SPEAKING after his 94th minute equaliser maintained Limerick's unbeaten run against Drogheda United, Aaron Greene admitted it was a case of smash and grab.

"First half, to be honest, we were diabolical. Drogheda could have been two or three up. We came in half time. Gaffer said a few home truths and made a few changes. In truth, it could have been all ten of us. To go out second half, to come out and get a point to keep our unbeaten run going is the most important thing of all," said Greene.

Limerick were exhausted - but Greene didn't wish to blame the Derry efforts completely.

He said: "You can say that, but where we're going as a club, these are the things you've go to do. You saw Dundalk getting beaten tonight, but that's where we want to go. You can say it did have an effect, but in fairness - Sean Russell made a great block on the line at the end - and Freddy was outstanding."

Speaking about his goal, Greene detailed the process of the corner and how they'd worked on it training.

"We had two corners previously and the ref pulled me up on pulling and to be honest - I don't even get in that far. Robbie said he was going to go around the back on one and Lee-J Lynch whipped one in, and it didn't go. The gaffer was only speaking to us the day before telling me he wanted me to go around the back. I asked Robbie to stay at the back and I went to the front post. It hit my shoulder. Sean Russell's hit in an unbelievable ball and Chrissy's pinned the 'keeper. I don't really care who scores," he explained.

After a huge following in Derry on Monday, the Blues fans replicated their travelling numbers on a night that ended in a pitch invasion. Greene admitted the fans are among the best he's played in front of.

"To be honest with you, the fans - and I'm not just saying this - have been absolutely sensational. My father comes to all my games, I've been at several clubs, but these fans have been outstanding, they really have. Even up in Derry on Monday and the sheer amount of them there tonight - they keep singing for the whole game. You can see with them jumping on the pitch how much it means to them too."