A Rodrigo Tosi chip and a sublime Shane Tracy free kick sent Limerick on their way to a vital Munster derby win over Cork City in The Marketsfield on Friday night.
Cork started the brighter of the two teams having a corner cleared off the line by Shane Tracy but after 7 minutes former Limerick player Robbie Williams left a Greg Bolger pass back to Mark McNulty, however Rodrigo Tosi swooped in on the ball and fantastically chipped McNulty from outside the area.
Chiedozie Ogbene who was a danger all night then set up a counter attack in the 10th minute, he skipped through the cork midfield before being taken down by Bolger outside the area. Left back Shane Tracy stepped up and hit a stunning free kick into the top right corner.
Cork hit back straight away though after sloppy play at the back from Barry Cotter. The youngster gave away the bal easily to Kieran Sadlier who passed to Stephen Dooley, Dooley whipped in a cross to the back post and Sadlier was there to head it in beating Cotter in the air.
Cork had great chances to equalise in the second half and almost scored when Dooley dragged the ball back to Sadlier whose shot looked like a certain goal before Dean Clarke somehow got his head in the way of it and put it out for a corner.
A number of Brendan Clarke saves kept Limerick in the lead and win them the 3 points here. A cracking game at the Marketsfield and that almost guarantees survival for Limerick. These two meet again in the FAI cup semi final next Friday night and Cork will be hoping for revenge