A Chiedozie Ogbene 93rd minute equaliser helped Limerick to a 1-1 draw in the Marketsfield on Saturday evening.
Derry started the better of the two teams and had a chance through Aaron McEneff. Tidy passing between Barry McNamee and Nathan Boyle found McEneff but his strike went wide from 25 yards.
Limerick almost scored minutes later. A quick counter attack from Lee-J Lynch found Dean Clarke. Clarke shot and sent Ger Doherty the wrong way but Doherty was just about able to save with his feet. Limerick recycled the rebound and Doherty was forced to tip over from a looped shot by Shane Duggan.
Aaron McEneff threatened from distance again with Brendan Clarke parrying his strike to the side. An on-running Nathan Boyle should’ve finished but Clarke was quick to swipe the ball from his feet. That was the last chance of the first half.
A disappointing second half only came to life in the last 15 minutes. Barry McNamee won a corner on the left flank. The resulting corner was headed in by an unmarked Aaron Barry at the front post. Set-Pieces have been a real issue in the Limerick defence this season.
Derry looked destined for the win but in the 93rd minute Limerick found an equaliser from nothing. Robbie Williams pushed up the pitch and found the ball in the Derry box. He put a bouncing cross into the box and an unmarked Chiedozie Ogbene somehow managed to put the ball in the back of the Derry net to a huge eruption from the Limerick crowd.
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