Brazilian strikes to rescue a point for Limerick
Limerick 1 Finn Harps 1
RODRIGO Tosi continued his impressive early season form for Limerick as his second half equaliser rescued a point for Martin Russell's team against Finn Harps yesterday in a tempestuous 1-1 draw at Markets Field.
The visitors took the lead midway through the first half when a disastrous clearance from Limerick goalkeeper Freddy Hall was seized upon by Caolan McAleer, who supplied Sean Houston with a chance that he took emphatically.
The visitors almost doubled their lead shortly before the interval after good work by Paddy McCourt set up Ciaran O'Connor, but he fired wide from six yards.
Limerick had a couple of early second half opportunities from Stephen Kenny and Dean Clarke, but couldn't find the equalising goal during that brief spell of pressure.
They drew level on 72 minutes when Ian Turner, just on as a substitute, picked out Tosi with a perfect cross and the Brazilian made no mistake from close range.
Limerick FC: Hall; Kelly, Whitehead, Williams, Robson; Hery (O’Conor 70), Duggan; Kenny (Turner 70), Mulhall (Lynch 60), D Clarke; Tosi.
Finn Harps: Gallagher; McNulty, Cantwell, Coll, Harkin; McAleer, Boyle, McCourt (Molloy 62), Morrissey; Houston (Mailey 90+5), O’Connor (Dsane 78).