Drogheda United fell to their first defeat of the season on Friday night at home to Bray Wanderers. Scully and O’Neill were the scorers for Bray in this victory that leaves them in eight position while Drogheda remain in fourth place.
Dundalk continue to impress this season and last night they won 4-1 at UCD. This takes Dundalk to the top of the table, two points clear of Cork City but having played one more game. Dundalk had to show great character to come from behind in this game and their reward is to now be sitting atop the Premier League table.
A Killian Brennan penalty gave St Pat’s the three points in their Dublin derby at home to Shamrock Rovers. Brennan’s spot-kick was the only strike of the game and it bring St Pat’s into the top five on twelve points. Rovers are in third place, one point ahead of St Pat’s.
Turners Cross was the venue for last night’s most dramatic finish. Cork City were vying to remain in first place but they were held to a 1-1 draw against Sligo Rovers. Kieran Djilali had given Sligo the lead in the dying minutes but Billy Dennehy scored a ninety-third minute penalty (his fourth goal of the season) to ensure the spoils were shared.
In the nights other two games Derry City beat bottom-placed Athlone Town 3-2 at the Brandywell. Limerick bagged their first three points of the season with a hard-fought 1-0 win away to Bohemians.
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