Pre Season Friendly
Pike Rovers 1
Limerick FC 0
By Jonny Stapleton
Pike Rovers received a massive confidence boost ahead of their upcoming Limerick District League Premier campaign after registering a well deserved victory over League Of Ireland Premier Division outfit Limerick FC in The Pike Club last night.
Former Limerick 37 and Cork City player John Tierney proved the hero registering the decisive effort from 12 yards after Owen Hanrahan was felled in the box on 68 minutes.
Limerick FC came into the friendly fresh off a LOI victory over Cork City and fielded a strong side, which included six first team regulars, but Rovers led by the inspirational Tierney more than held their own and were value for victory.
The Munster Junior Cup winners begin their league title assault on Thursday week with a home game against Farview and after missing out on their sixth successive title to Carew Park by a single point last season, the Limerick result comes as a welcome boost.