Saturday 24 February 2018

Boland salutes dominant Blues

Limerick 3 Drogheda Utd 0

Boland: “We started off brilliantly by getting two goals in the first 10 minutes and I think the performance was excellent throughout.
Boland: “We started off brilliantly by getting two goals in the first 10 minutes and I think the performance was excellent throughout.". Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

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Limerick FC interim manager Willie Boland saluted his team's fast start in what proved to be a comfortable win at Markets Field on Saturday evening.

Two goals in the first seven minutes from Rodrigo Tosi and Chris Mulhall put the Blues in firm control, with Chiedozie Ogbene wrapping up the points early in the second half.

Boland was pleased with his team's overall performance, saying: "We started off brilliantly by getting two goals in the first 10 minutes and I think the performance was excellent throughout.

"We created a lot of chances. We were solid defensively and didn't give an awful lot away. All in all, I'm very happy with the performance."

By contrast, Drogheda manager Pete Mahon was dismayed with his team's feeble showing, believing that the final score flattered them.

"We were well beaten. We were lucky to get out with 3-0. We got off to a really bad start and never got going in the game.

"Brendan Clarke could have had a cigar in the goal. We just weren't good enough; that's the bottom line."

LIMERICK FC: B Clarke; Kelly, Whitehead, Williams, Robson; O'Conor (Hery 63), Duggan; Mulhall (D Clarke 70), Lynch, Ogbene; Tosi (O'Flynn 78).

DROGHEDA UNITED: McGuinness; Deasy, Gallagher, Farragher, Dunne; Purdy; Hyland (McGuigan 70), McEvoy (Elliott 65); Thornton; McCaffrey, Doyle (Wixted 63).

REF: Graham Kelly (Cork).

 

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