FR
Date: 7:45 p.m. July 11, 2017
Venue: Markets Field
Att: 1,100
TV:

Stephen Kenny 48' -
Scored: 48'


Shane Tracy 56' -
Scored: 56'


Chiedozie Ogbene 80' -
Scored: 80'


Scored: 20'
- Joe Aribo 20'

Scored: 28'
- Josh Magennis 28'



Friendly Report: Limerick 3 - 2 Charlton Athletic

Wed, Jul 12 2017

Charlton ran out 5-0 winners over Crumlin United at Tolka Park 24 hours earlier. Credit: Laszlo Geczo

Limerick and English League One side Charlton Athletic played out an entertaining friendly at the Markets Field on Tuesday night, in what can only be described as a game of two halves.

 

Charlton got off to an excellent start, controlling possession in the first half and taking a two-goal lead into the break courtesy of Joe Aribo and Josh Magennis.

 

But it was the hosts that came out with guns blazing in the second half with goals from Stephen Kenny, Shane Tracy and Chiedozie Ogbene to wrap up a well-deserved victory for Neil McDonald’s side.

 

In what was the second of the London side's three games during their pre-season tour of Ireland, the open pitch at the Markets Field seemed suited to a lively Charlton Athletic side.

 

The former Premier League side, currently managed by Karl Robinson, opened the scoring when Aribo met a corner with his head after his initial low strike was pushed wide by Limerick’s Hall.

 

The Addicks’ second goal came only eight minutes later when captain Jason Pearce managed to get to the ball ahead of a stranded Freddy Hall in the Limerick goal, and striker Magennis headed the ball over the Bermudian after a well worked free-kick cross from Cameron Stewart.

 

Charlton remained unchanged at half time as McDonald introduced Killian Brouder, Lee-J Lynch, Tony Whitehead and Stephen Kenny to a tired looking Limerick side.

 

It was the latter who pulled one back for the hosts after an intended cross to the back post managed to hit the back of the net to the shock of Dillion Phillips.

 

Hall continued to keep his side in the game and it was the hosts that went up the other end and scored after a wonderful save from the Limerick goalkeeper that denied Magennis, who had looked in an offside position.

 

Four minutes shy of the hour mark, it was 2-2 as Tracy stood up and curled a superb free-kick into the top corner off the crossbar.

 

Despite the resurgence from the home side, Charlton continued to press and minutes after Limerick’s equaliser the visitors nearly resorted their lead but it was Hall who was the hero again, diving low to deny Karlan Ahearne-Grant.

 

Despite creating several chances in the remaining minutes of the game, it wasn’t to be for the south-east London side as substitute Chiedozie Ogbene broke down the right and fired into the far corner from with a low shot from a tight angle to make it 3-2 to the Super Blues.

 

Charlton continue their pre-season tour of Ireland with the final of their three games taking place on Wednesday against First Division side UCD.

 

Limerick will have to wait until their home game in two weeks against Sligo Rovers after their game against Shamrock Rovers has been postponed due to Rovers’ participation in the Europa League.

 

Limerick: Freddy Hall; Shane Costelloe (Trialist 60), Joe Crowe (Killian Brouder 46), David O’Connor (Tony Whitehead 46), Shane Tracy; Ian Turner (Stephen Kenny 46), Shane Duggan (Lee-J Lynch 46), Paul O’Conor (Bastien Hery 60), Henry Cameron (Dean Clarke 60); Chris Mulhall (Garbhán Coughlan 60), John O’Flynn (Chiedozie Ogbene 60).

 

Subs not used: Brendan Clarke (GK), Rodrigo Tosi, Seán McSweeney.

 

Booked: None.

 

Charlton Athletic: Dillion Phillips (Ashley Maynard-Brewer 72); Regan Charles-Cook, Jason Pearce (Sarr 61), Karlan Ahearne-Grant, Aaron Barnes (Jackson 61); Cameron Stewart (Ceballos 46), Joe Aribo (Teixeira 61), Erzi Konsa (Bauer 61), Andrew Crofts (Dijksteel 61); Tony Watt (Clarke 55), Josh Magennis (Marshall 61).

 

Subs not used: None.

 

Booked: None.

 

Referee: Graham Kelly.

Attendance: 1,100 (estimate).

ExtraTime.ie Player of the Match: Freddy Hall (Limerick).



Limerick
Freddy Hall
Goalkeeper
Joe Crowe
Defender
Shane Costelloe
Defender
David O'Connor
Defender
Shane Duggan
Midfielder
Henry Cameron
Midfielder
Paul O'Conor
Midfielder
Shane Tracy
56Scored: 56'
Midfielder
Ian Turner
Midfielder
Chris Mulhall
Forward
John O'Flynn
Forward

Substitutes
Stephen Kenny
48Scored: 48'
Midfield
Bastien Hery
Midfield
Garbhan Coughlan
Forward
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Dean Clarke
Forward
Killian Brouder
Defender
Lee-J Lynch
Midfield
Sean McSweeney
Forward
Chiedozie Ogbene
80Scored: 80'
Midfield
Rodrigo Tosi
Forward
Tony Whitehead
Defender
Charlton Athletic
Dillon Phillips
Goalkeeper
Jason Pearce
Defender
Ezri Konsa
Defender
Regan Charles-Cook
Defender
Aaron Barnes
Defender
Cameron Stewart
Midfielder
Andrew Crofts
Midfielder
Joe Aribo
Midfielder
20Scored: 20'
Karlan Ahearne-Grant
Midfielder
Tony Watt
Forward
Josh Magennis
Forward
28Scored: 28'

Substitutes
Jorge Teixeira
Unknown
Naby Sarr
Unknown
Ashley Maynard-Brewer
Unknown
Mark Marshall
Unknown
Johnnie Jackson
Unknown
Anfernee Dijksteel
Unknown
Billy Clarke
Unknown
Christian Ceballos
Unknown
Patrick Bauer
Unknown


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