Saturday 18 November 2017

Tosi strikes at the death for Limerick to frustrate Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght

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28 April 2017; Graham Burke of Shamrock Rovers in action against Robbie Williams of Limerick FC during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Shamrock Rovers and Limerick FC at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
28 April 2017; Graham Burke of Shamrock Rovers in action against Robbie Williams of Limerick FC during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Shamrock Rovers and Limerick FC at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

John Fallon

RODRIGO TOSI sent Tallaght Stadium into silence tonight by nicking a point for Limerick with a last-minute equaliser at Shamrock Rovers.

Leading at the interval through Roberto Lopes’ first goal for the club, the familiar pitfall of Rovers failing to see out the game cost them as the Brazilian slid in to sink the leveller.

It prompted a chorus of boos at full-time from the home fans who have seen their side win just four games in the opening 11 matches.

Rovers took control as an attacking force in the first half and forged ahead on 18 minutes. Graham Burke’s inviting corner on the right was read perfectly by Lopes, who raced to the near post and steered his powerful header high into the net.

Gary Shaw missed a sitter shortly afterwards and Rovers were eventually made to pay.

After Tomer Chencinski had denied Tosi’s header on the hour, he was helpless to prevent the forward ghosting in at the far post to connect with Chiedozie Ogbene’s low right-wing cross and plunder the equaliser.

It prompted a chorus of boos by the home faithful at the full-time whistle and it doesn't get any easier next week as champions Dundalk visit.

 

SHAMROCK ROVERS - Chencinski; Madden, Lopes, Webster, L Byrne; Finn, McAllister (Corry 74); Meenan (Bone 59), Burke, Miele (Doona 67, 6); Shaw.

LIMERICK - B Clarke; S Kelly, Whitehead, Williams, Robson; Duggan, O’Conor (Hery 28); D Clarke (O’Flynn 82), L Lynch, Ogbene; Tosi (Walsh 90+1).

Ref: D Tomney (Dublin)

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