Tommy Dunne's side overcame an early Colin Healy own goal to defeat Bohemians at Dalymount Park
Dean Delany was the first goalkeeper called into action, but his save from Denis Behan after just six minutes was a comfortable one. At the other end, Bohs striker Chris Lyons made Mark McNulty work to get down to keep out his shot as the game remained close for the opening stages.
Bohemians took the lead when Colin Healy put the ball into his own net under pressure from Owen Heary following Stephen Traynor's corner. However, Bohs' lead didn't last long with Heary fouling Gearoid Morrissey in the area. Denis Behan stepped up to put the ball past Delany to see the sides go in level at the break.
Traynor was impressive for the hosts, and almost got his name on the scoresheet in the 56th minute. However, McNulty did well to save. Bohs keeper Delany was forced off minutes later, with Greg Murray coming on in his place. Murray had a quiet first few minutes as the hosts began to take control of the match, with most of the action at the other end of the pitch. However, when an opportunity came, the substitute had no chance with Danny Morrissey scoring from Gearoid Morrissey's cross.
Bohs battled hard for an equaliser, with Ryan McEvoy going close, but could not come up with a second home goal. The victory sees the Leesiders stretch their lead over Bohs to four points, extending the gap between themselves and the bottom four teams.