Dundalk battle back again for draw

John Sullivan pounces for equaliser

Dane Massey scored the first for Dundalk. Photograph: Lorraine O'Sullivan/Inpho

Dane Massey scored the first for Dundalk. Photograph: Lorraine O'Sullivan/Inpho

Fri, Apr 5, 2013, 22:36

Dundalk 2 Limerick FC 2: Dundalk battled back from two goals down again to secure another dramatic draw.

Axel Bossekota and Shaun Kelly had Stuart Taylor’s side ahead with 20 minutes remaining before Dane Massey and John Sullivan sensationally hit back for the home side although they are still without a home win.

Dundalk were on top from the start and dominated much of the game with Vinny Faherty twice testing Barry Ryan early. Four minutes before half time the Blues took a surprise lead when Mark Rossiter lost the ball to Stephen Bradley and his defence-splitting through ball was pounced upon by Bossekota who ran through and fired past Peter Cherrie.

The home side almost had an immediate response after winning a free kick on the edge of the Blues penalty area and only a combination of the crossbar and Ryan’s fingertips prevented him from recreating his heroics from the Drogheda United game.

Shaun Kelly then hit Dundalk with a suckerpunch, driving home the rebound after Danny Galbraith had hit the upright with just over 20 minutes remaining.

Dundalk replied immediately through Dane Massey as he headed home powerfully from a John Dillon corner and six minutes after they levelled.

Another corner was not properly cleared by Aaron Browne and Sullivan delightfully hooked the ball into the corner on the volley.