Dundalk Remain 3 Clear In Airtricity League Premier Division

Dundalk have maintained their three point lead at the top of the Airtricity League table. The defending Premier Division champions recovered from conceding an early goal to beat Sligo Rovers 2-1 at the Showgrounds thanks to a deflected strike from Daryl Horgan and a penalty by Richard Towell. Second-placed Cork City have kept pace with the leaders after a Mark O’Sullivan goal helped them to a 1-0 win over Bray Wanderers are Turners Cross, where both sides finished with just 10 men. Shamrock Rovers have lost ground on the top-two after they were were beaten 3-1 by Bohemians at Dalymount Park. Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters gave the Hoops a deserved early lead with a glancing header, but Bohs produced a superb second-half performance to take the points after a thumping header from Derek Prendergast and two goals by Dean Kelly. St Pat’s came from a goal behind to beat Limerick FC – 3-1 at Richmond Park. A stunning start to the second-half saw the Saints claim all three points with Chris Forrester, Aaron Greene and Christy Fagan all scoring during an eight-minute spree that sealed the win. Also in the top-flight, Drogheda United and Derry City drew 1-all and Galway beat hosts Longford Town by a goal to nil. In the First Division, Finn Harps lead at the top has been cut to just a single point after a 3-1 loss to Wexford Youths tonight at Finn Park. Cabinteely beat Athlone Town by two goals to nil, while it finished 1-all between Shelbourne and Cobh Ramblers and it was scoreless between Waterford United and UCD.