Freddy Hall watched from the bench as his Limerick FC teammates produced an utterly dominant display at the Markets Field as they defeated Drogheda United 3-0 courtesy of goals from Rodrigo Tosi, Chris Mulhall and Chiedozie Ogbene.
With the win Limerick move up to fourth place as a result.
Limerick began the game at a ferocious pace and took the lead after just five minutes, as Rodrigo Tosi powerfully headed home from a Lee-J Lynch corner. Drogheda barely had time to recover before they were 2-0 down. Chiedozie Ogbeneís weak shot rebounded off Chris Mulhall and past Stephen McGuiness.
Two injury-time goals saw Jonte Smith and his Lewes teammtes fall to a harsh defeat against Carshalton Athletic that all but ends their chances of reaching the play-offs with two games remaining.
Carshalton made a bright start to the game, but were unable to turn their early possession into clear-cut opportunities. Lewes soon found their feet though, and took the lead after 12 minutes, as Smith sent a powerful header from a Jamie Brotherton cross past Joe Tupper in the hostís goal at the end of an excellent passing move.
Lewes doubled their lead just five minutes later through Alex Malins, who saw a goalbound effort deflected past Tupper and into the back of the net after Lloyd Cotton had headed a Gus Sow corner back across goal.
Carshalton made a bright start to the second half and pulled a goal back just four minutes after the restart, as Ryan Gondoh controlled a low cross from Hibbert before placing the ball past Winterton.
The scores were level just three minutes later, with Gondoh once again being given time and space in the penalty area to convert a cross from the right from Mickel Miller.
Things got even worse for Lewes just before the hour, as Cotton was harshly shown a straight red card for a strong challenge on Korboa.
Slightly against the run of play Lewes took the lead again after 79 minutes through Stephen Okoh, but Carshalton equalised halfway through stoppage time, as Tommy Bradford sent a curling effort from the edge of the area past Winterton.
There was still time for another twist though, as the hosts scored a winner in the eleventh minute of added time through Ryan Healy, who converted a low cross from the right at the far post to secure a dramatic three points.
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Ilkeston's five-year stay in the Evo-Stik Premier Division is over after they lost 2-1 at home to Stourbridge.
It took just six minutes for Ilkeston to fall behind. Luke Benbow sent Ethan Jones clear as Ilkeston played something of a high line and he was able to run on and sneak the ball past Jamie Hannis, Max Thornberry unable to keep it out on the line.
Ilkeston equalized when a rare foray forward saw Tom Gamblen hauled down in the penalty area and Anthony Dwyer netted the penalty with Ilkestonís first shot on goal.
An untidy start to the second-half saw neither side showing much quality but the visitors got their second goal on 58 minutes. Tom Tonks' long throw-in wasn't cleared by Ilkeston and the ball fell to sub Kennedy Digie whose shot squeezed in at Hannis's near post.