Limerick destroy Drogheda to make it four wins in five

Battle for survival gathers pace after brilliant first-half display

Vinny Faherty celebrates opening the scoring for Limerick against Drogheda at United Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Vinny Faherty celebrates opening the scoring for Limerick against Drogheda at United Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 

Drogheda United 1 Limerick 4

A scintillating first-half display from Limerick saw them record their fourth win in five away to relegation-threatened Drogheda United as they continue to fight for their Premier Division survival.

Things couldn’t have started any better for Martin Russell’s side as they were 3-0 up within 13 minutes. Vinny Faherty opened the scoring on five minutes with an unstoppable header. Then Ian Turner converted what was a contentious penalty.

Three minutes later Turner turned provider as he crossed and Darragh Rainsford timed his run to meet the ball and flick a headed shot into the top corner.

The hosts pulled one back through Tiarnan Mulvenna before Robbie Williams got Limerick’s fourth, all inside the first 40 minutes.

DROGHEDA UTD: Schlingermann, Gorman, Byrne, O’Reilly, Daly, Marks, Maher (Whelan 71 mins), Thornton, Duffy, Treacy (Hughes 63 mins), Mulvenna (Pender 80 mins).

LIMERICK FC: Hall, Kelly, Kanyuka, Williams, O’Conor, Tracy, Turner, Lynch, Russell (Whitehead 85 mins), Rainsford (Feeney 72 mins), Faherty.

Referee: Jim McKell (Tipperary)

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