Rory Gaffney earns Limerick their first victory
Only goal enough to see off Bohemians at Dalymount
Bohemians’ Aidan Price battles with Craig Curran of Limerick at Dalymount Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
Bohemians 0 Limerick 1
Rory Gaffney clinically punished Bohemians to earn Limerick their first win of the season.
The 24-year-old striker got the only goal of a dour game at Dalymount six minutes into the second half. Bohemians’ keeper Lee Murphy failed to gather a Sami Oji cross from the left and Gaffney volleyed to the roof of the net for his first goal of the campaign.
The visitors’ Prince Agyemang produced the half’s best piece of skill on 34 minutes when he controlled Robbie Williams’ ball from the left to send a dipping volley with the outside of his right foot inches over the bar from 30 yards.
A minute later the Ghanaian was narrowly wide with a left-foot shot from a similar distance.
There was a little more urgency into the second half with Bohemians’ Stephen Traynor shooting wide across goal after Steven Beattie’s fine pull-back before Gaffney’s goal finally earned Limerick their first three points.
BOHEMIANS: Murphy; Pender, Lopes, Price, Reynor; Beattie, Walsh, D. Byrne, Devaney (Kavanagh, 62); Traynor (J. Byrne 74); Corcoran.
LIMERICK: Ryan; Kelly, Oji, Folan, Williams; Prince (McGrath, 62); Hughes, Tracy, Duggan (Nzuzi, 65), Gaffney; Curran (McManus, 85).
Referee:Derek Tomney (Dublin).