Airtricity League on Friday evening…31/08/2018

The Airtricity League Premier Division continued on Friday evening with current leaders Dundalk scoring the only goal against relegation threatened Limerick in the Markets Field and go six points clear of second place Cork City who went down to their first home defeat of the season when Sligo Rovers came from behind to secure a two one victory in Turner’s Cross. Shamrock Rovers leapfrogged Waterford  into third place following their three nil victory over beleaguered Bray Wanderers in the Carlisle Grounds while the ‘Blues’ crashed to a three nil defeat by  St Patrick’s Athletic in Richmond Park. Derry City went down to a two nil defeat by Bohemian at the Brandywell in a rehearsal for their FAI Cup quarter-final.

With now just two sets of fixtures remaining, the Airtricity League First Division is set for a taut climax. UCD currently lead the way with a five point advantage over second place Finn Harps, with both sides victorious this evening. The battle for second, third and fourth places, which offer a promotion opportunity through the play-off process, sees four clubs, Finn Harps, Shelbourne, Drogheda United and Longford Town, who play Cabinteely on Saturday evening,in contention.