Tosi and Dug­gan de­liver for Lim­er­ick

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SOCCER -

Gal­way Utd 1 Lim­er­ick 2

Lim­er­ick booked a place in the semi-fi­nals as they struck twice in the third quar­ter to se­cure a de­served win at Ea­monn Deacy Park.

Both sides strug­gled to break the dead­lock in the open­ing half and it was no sur­prise when they changed around score­less.

Vis­it­ing goalkeeper Bren­dan Clarke was the busier, pulling off saves from Eoin Mc­Cor­mack (twice) and Ga­van Holo­han.

But Lim­er­ick, with Bastien Hery ex­cel­lent around the mid­dle of the park, took con­trol in the sec­ond half and hit Gal­way with a dou­ble strike.

Brazil­ian Ro­drigo Tosi broke the dead­lock after 53 min­utes when he fin­ished a re­bound after goalkeeper Conor Winn could only parry an ef­fort from Stephen Kenny.

Lim­er­ick con­tin­ued to grow in con­fi­dence and they made it 2-0 after 64 min­utes when Tosi and Chiedozie Og­bene com­bined and Shane Dug­gan sup­plied a pow­er­ful fin­ish from in­side the box.

Gal­way pulled one back 11 min­utes from time when Pádraic Cun­ning­ham fin­ished from close range but they were un­able to find an equaliser as Lim­er­ick held on for vic­tory.

PHO­TO­GRAPH: DONALL FARMER/INPHO

Dy­lan Con­nolly cel­e­brates scor­ing Dun­dalk’s sec­ond goal dur­ing the FAI Cup quar­ter-fi­nal against Drogheda at Oriel Park.

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