Airtricity League round-up: Narrow wins for Cork and Dundalk, as north-west derby ends in thrilling draw

Dundalk remain four points clear of Cork City at the top of the Airtricity League Premier Division after both sides registered 1-0 wins tonight.

Andrew Boyle's first-half goal was enough for Dundalk to defeat Bray Wanderers at Oriel Park.

Dundalk's Andy Boyle celebrates as he scores the only goal of the game. Photo: INPHO/Tommy Dickson
Dundalk's Andy Boyle celebrates as he scores the only goal of the game. Photo: INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Meanwhile John Caulfield’s Cork side beat 10-man Bohemians by a solitary goal thanks to Garry Buckley's strike at the start of the second-half at Dalymount Park.

John Caulfield reacts after the final whistle. Picture: David Maher / SPORTSFILE.
John Caulfield reacts after the final whistle. Picture: David Maher / SPORTSFILE.

There was a frantic finish to tonight's north-west derby at the Brandywell.

Three goals were scored in the closing six minutes as Derry City and Finn Harps played-out an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Joshua Daniels and Rory Patterson scored in quick succession for the Candy-stripes to overturn Ryan Curran’s lead goal. But Harps got a leveller in injury time from Sean Houston.

Ryan Curran celebrates scoring with his Finn Harps teammates. Photo: INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty
Ryan Curran celebrates scoring with his Finn Harps teammates. Photo: INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty

Goals from Sean Hoare, Billy Dennehy and Conan Byrne saw St Pat's beat their hosts Galway United 3-0, in a game which saw both sides finish with just 10-men.

Gary McCabe scored twice for Shamrock Rovers as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Sligo Rovers. Gary Shaw got the other goal at the Tallaght Stadium.

Gary McCabe celebrates scoring his side's third goal at the Tallaght Stadium. Picture: Sam Barnes / SPORTSFILE
Gary McCabe celebrates scoring his side's third goal at the Tallaght Stadium. Picture: Sam Barnes / SPORTSFILE

At the bottom, Wexford Youths recovered from conceding two own-goals to claim a morale-boosting 4-2 win over fellow relegation battlers Longford Town.

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