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Sligo Rovers failed to take advantage of their game in hand as they could only draw with Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds, while UCD and Shelbourne recorded wins


Bray Wanderers 0-0 Sligo Rovers

League leaders Sligo Rovers suffered a setback to their title aspirations as they failed to score against Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds.

Player of the Month Mark Quigley had an early appeal for a penalty refused after going down under pressure from Danny O'Connor. Minutes later Rafaele Cretaro was on the turf in the box, but once again referee Anthony Buttimer waved play on.

Bray had Darren Quigley to thank for keeping them in the match, pulling off a great save on namesake Mark on the half-hour mark. Jason Byrne went close at the other end, but the sides went in level at the break.

Chances were few and far between in the second half, as Sligo Rovers dominated possession but wasted their opportunities when through on goal. Quigley had a couple of efforts near the end, but could not continue his scoring streak as Bray held out for a point.
Bohemians 1-1 Cork City

Bohemians and Cork City played out a game of two halves at Dalymount Park which saw the two sides share the spoils.

Cork were the better of the two sides in the early stages, and took a deserved lead through Vinny Sullivan after a quarter of an hour. Sullivan played a one-two with Daryl Horgan before slotting the ball past Greg Murray.

Bohemians improved after the break, with Aaron Callaghan sending on Dave Scully up front. Scully added an extra dimension in attack, and Bohs were level just 10 minutes into the second half. Evan McMillan scored with a well-placed shot, which tied the game and breathed some life into the match. However, neither side could find a winner and the game finished 1-1.
Derry City 1-2 UCD

UCD surprised Derry City with a 2-1 win at the Brandywell, making the most of their chances to come away with a victory and prolong Derry's home woes.

Derry had the better start to the match with captain Barry Molloy going close after a good pass from Ruadhri Higgins, but it was UCD who took the lead against the run of play with Barry McCabe breaking through the Derry defence to slot the ball past Ger Doherty.

It didn't take long for UCD to add to the score after half time, with David McMillan capitalising on an unorganised Derry backline to slip in just 20 seconds into the second half. Mark Brolly got one back for the Candystripes, but Conor Murphy and Stewart Greacan couldn't find an equaliser with Derry pushing players forward late on.
Dundalk 0-1 Shelbourne

Shelbourne beat 10-man Dundalk at Oriel Park, with Paddy Kavanagh's 41st-minute strike proving the difference between the sides.

Dundalk could have opened the scoring in the 21st minute, but Stephen Maher mishit his shot when put through by Marc Griffin. David Cassidy looked sharp for Shelbourne in midfield and helped them go ahead in the 41st minute, putting Paddy Kavanagh through on goal.

Chris Shields had beaten goalkeeper Chris Bennion just after half time, but the keeper's blushes were spared by Stephen Hurley who cleared off the line. Marc Griffin had created the best chance of an equaliser, but was sent off by Graham Kelly for a collision with Brian Shorthall to leave Dundalk a man down.

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