Bray Wanderers 0 St. Patrick's Athletic 1
Danny North scored for the fourth league match in succession as St. Patrick's maintained their revival with a third win on the spin.
A dour match really only came to life late on as St. Patrick's got their matchwinning goal on 78 minutes.
Left-back Ian Bermingham was put away on the overlap to cut past defender Dave Webster and cross low to the far post were North arrived to tap home from close range.
Bray skipper Gary Dempsey was inches from levelling six minutes later when his brilliant free-kick came back off the top of Gary Rogers' right-hand post.
Bray finished with ten men when central defender Adam Mitchell was sent off in stoppage time following a clash with Bermingham.