Cork City travel to Markets Field on Monday night to face Limerick for the second time this month.
Limerick come into the game on the back of an impressive high scoring 6-3 victory away from home against Waterford on Friday night. Their last home fixture saw the Shannonsiders suffer a 1-0 defeat against St. Patrick’s Athletic.
City and Limerick have met twice already this season, the first being a 1-1 draw in Market’s Field where a Kieran Sadlier penalty cancelled out an early Billy Dennehy goal to insure that City came away from the game with a point. The second meeting resulted in a 2-1 win for City at Turner’s Cross earlier this month, which marked the first time this season that an away team has scored at Turner’s Cross.
At his pre-match press conference, City manager John Caulfield spoke to the media:
“Limerick have proven a very difficult team for us, we played them a number of weeks ago and Josh got a later winner. We also played them earlier in the season and got a 1-1 draw and we were beaten up there last season so our last two visit to Market’s Field haven’t been good.”
“We know after the win they had the other night we are going to have to be on our game from the start. Tommy Barrett has a team fighting for him and their results have shown that. If we are any bit slack we won’t win the game”
“Limerick are very dangerous on the counter attack, Mark O’Sullivan is back in the team and we know how dangerous he is as well as Shane Duggan. We know they have a lot of quality in their team. We need to ensure, like the other night, that we start well. Generally if we go ahead we tend to win games.”
On the injury front, City go into the game with doubts over Conor McCormack and Gearóid Morrisey, while Johnny Dunleavy is still working his way back to full fitness from his injury suffered in 2017.
Injury News: Johnny Dunleavy, Conor McCormack, Gearóid Morrisey.
Last game: Cork City 4-0 Bray Wanderers
Last meeting: Cork City 2-1 Limerick
League Form (League, most recent game first): W D W L W W
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Match Day 19 Fixtures
|Derry City||2 - 0||Bray|
Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium
|Dundalk||2 - 0||Waterford|
|Limerick||0 - 2||Cork City|
|Sham. Rov||3 - 0||St. Pat's|