Goals from Raffaele Cretaro and Kieran Djilali gave Sligo Rovers a 2-0 win over Bray Wanderers at the Showgrounds to move the champions back up to third place in the Premier Division table.
Ian Baraclough's back in-form side took the game to second-bottom Bray from the off with only an impressive save by Darren Quigley denying Lee Lynch, who got through one-on-one, preventing Sligo taking a ninth-minute lead.
It proved a mere let off for Bray as Sligo were deservedly in front eight minutes later. Evan McMillan surged forward from the back to find Cretaro who turned his marker well before beating Quigley with a fine shot from some 20 yards to mark his 50th league goal for Sligo.
Bray almost snatched an equalser on the half hour when John Mulroy's header was cleared off the Sligo line after Gary Rogers had parried a shot from Kieran Marty Waters.
Sligo doubled their lead four minutes into the second half with another terrific goal as Djilali capped a man-of-the-match display when brushing off a defender to shoot low past Quigley.
A post denied Joseph Ndo a third for Sligo just minutes later before the woodwork also thwarted Bray at the other end when John Mulroy should really have pulled a goal back.