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Premier Division

  • 21 April 2013
  • • 15:00
  • • Carlisle Grounds, Bray
  • Referee: G. Kelly
  • • Attendance: 450

Bray Wanderers 0-4 Limerick - Tracy inspires big Blues victory

Bray Wanderers 0-4 Limerick - Tracy inspires big Blues victory

Diarmuid Greene / Sportsfile

Shane Tracy and Axel Bossekota scored two apiece as Limerick recorded an impressive away win at the Carlisle Grounds

Limerick climbed to sixth in the Airtricity Premier Division table with a convincing 4-0 win over Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds. Axel Bossekota scored two early goals to give the visitors control of the tie, with two free-kicks from Shane Tracy completing the scoring.

Bray almost took the lead after just two minutes. Kevin Knight played in Jason Byrne, who connected first time, but saw his rising shot come back off the crossbar, having beaten goalkeeper Barry Ryan. Limerick took little time to settle themselves, and Shane Tracy tested Darren Quigley with an early effort of his own. The visitors took the lead after just 17 minutes, with Axel Bossekota beating Quigley with a well-placed finish. Four minuted later, the Belgian had the ball in the net again, putting away Shane Tracy's centre.

Jason Byrne had another few chances for Bray, but the hosts found themselves further behind at half-time. Shane Tracy struck a long-range free-kick past Quigley to extend Limerick's lead. Both sides had good chances in an even second-half, but Limerick struck again just after the hour mark as Tracy fired another free-kick into the net. Barry Ryan impressed in the visiting goal, and when he was beaten, Jason Byrne saw another effort smash off the woodwork.

Limerick's first away win of the season sees Stuart Taylor's side climb above Shamrock Rovers in the table, while Bray's poor run continues.