Faltering Limerick FC succumb at home to clinical Dundalk

Colm Kinsella at the Markets Field

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Faltering Limerick FC succumb at home to clinical Dundalk

John Mountney of Dundalk in action against of Killian Cantwell Limerick FC during their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division tie at the Markets Field

LIMERICK FC’s disappointing run in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division continued at the Markets Field on Tuesday night when the Blues succumbed 3-0 to in-form Dundalk at the Markets Field.

Limerick’s seventh defeat in the opening third of the season sees the Blues sitting in the relegation play-off position in the table.

Limerick are without a league win in eight games now, with two draws and six defeats since their 1-0 victory over Bray Wanderers at the Markets Field on 9 March. 

Two goals in the opening half an hour from John Mountney and Patrick Hoban had Dundalk cruising 2-0 at half-time.

A third goal for the league leaders nine minutes into the second half from Michael Duffy sealed the three points for the visitors.

Dundalk had won the league meeting between the sides at Oriel Park in late February 8-0.

Nexct up for Limerick FC is a trip to Tallaght Stadium on Friday night to face struggling Shamrock Rovers, 8pm.

LIMERICK FC: Brendan Clarke, Shaun Kelly (Karl O’Sullivan 59), Killian Cantwell, Tony Whitehead, Cian Coleman (Barry Maguire 82), Shane Duggan (Capt) (Eoin Wearen 55), Connor Ellis, Conor Clifford, Killian Brouder, Will Fitzgerald, Billy Dennehy.

DUNDALK: Gary Rogers, Sean Gannon, Sean Hoare, Chris Shields, Michael Duffy (Dylan Connolly 78), Patrick Hoban (Marco Tagbajumi 63), Jamie McGrath, Dane Massey (Capt), Stephen Folan, Robbie Benson (Stephen O’Donnell 72), John Mountney.

REFEREE: Danien McGraith