Galway vs Limerick by Luke
Galway managed to pull out a bit of surprising draw away to St Patricks last Friday evening, as the team took a 1:1 draw in pretty difficult match for them. Needs to be said, that they still didn't break the winless run, having now seven consecutive matches without a three pointer.
Things to be worse, they had just two draws in the progress, but still a point taking away to St Patricks can be considered as a positive result. It came a bit lucky for them, as the hosts looked better during the match, taking the lead in 48th minute via Byrne, but the guests didn't give up and surprised with equalizer in 84th minute via Cunnigham, leaving no time for the home team to respond back. Galway is now still at the rock bottom position, but having just two points less than safely placed Finn Harps, meaning that they are desperate to get something here. Winger Aaron Conway is doubtful for this one.
Limerick, on the other side, is doing just fine for now, being quite safe in the middle of the table and seeking for their chance to get involved into the fight for the European exit after all. As a newly promoted side, that's more than satisfying position for now for them.
In the most recent game last Friday evening, the team managed to take a three pointer away from home against Drogheda, taking the victory in a professional and comfortable way simply by being way more concrete in offense. They took the lead in 12th minute with a goal from Williams, while Couglan doubled up and sealed the victory in 86th minute, without being much jeopardized at the back.
Their manager Neil McDonald has a fully fit squad to choose from, with exception of young defender Barry Cotter who is out with a knee problem. Defender Joe Crowe and winger Henry Cameron are new signings and should be cleared in time to join the squad for this one.
Galway is struggling hard and giving their best to stay active in the relegation battle, however it seems that their current form and individual quality are far below needed level to easily avoid that battle. Limerick is flying high at the moment and coming actually from match to match without much to lose. Having that in mind, I see clear advantage for the visiting team here.