Two stunners in easy Shamrock Rovers win

Shamrock Rovers 4 Limerick 1: Having opened the scoring with a spectacular strike, Brandon Miele completed Shamrock Rovers’ tally with the goal of the game in an easy win at Tallaght Stadium.

Two stunners in easy Shamrock Rovers win

Captain Conor Kenna and Patrick Cregg were also on target to ease Rovers to victory on their return to league action. Limerick‘s consolation came from Ian Turner as Martin Russell‘s side remain 10 points adrift at the foot of the table, still without a win.

Rovers took the lead with a stunning goal on 33 minutes when Miele struck a right-foot shot from 30 yards which flew past a motionless Freddy Hall.

Rovers punished slack marking at a set-piece to double their lead eight minutes into the second half. Marty Waters whipped a free kick in from the left for Kenna to head home.

Limerick got a goal back on 62 minutes. Barry Murphy could only parry a low drive from Shane Tracy and Turner followed up to tap home. Rovers restored the two-goal lead shortly after, with Cregg in the right place after Danny North’s effort was saved.

The move of the game then brought Rovers’ fourth goal on 82 minutes. Madden, Miele, and Gary McCabe were involved before substitute Ryan Brennan’s flick found the run of Miele who rounded Hall to side-foot to the net.

Meanwhile, Longford Town and Drogheda United played out a 1-1 draw at the City Calling Stadium on Saturday. Town winger Kaleem Simon opened the scoring on eight minutes, with Lee Duffy equalising on 68.

SHAMROCK ROVERS: Murphy; Madden, Webster, Kenna, Byrne; McCabe, Cregg; Miele, C. Kavanagh (R. Brennan, 72), Waters (D. Kavanagh, 85); North (McCaffrey, 80).

LIMERICK: Hall; O’Conor, O’Connor, Williams, Tracy; Agyemang (Faherty, 62); Turner (Rainsford, 62), Lynch, Duggan, Russell; Clarke.

Referee: Anthony Buttimer (Cork).

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