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The former Republic of Ireland international put in a solid display for the Leesiders in their 2-1 victory over UCD, while Anthony Elding bagged two more goals for leaders Sligo

Cork City recorded their second win of the season to climb up to fifth in the Airtricity Premier Division table, beating bottom-placed UCD 2-1 thanks to an impressive performance from veteran midfielder Colin Healy. Sligo Rovers notched up their seventh successive victory to stay five points clear, with top scorer Anthony Elding on target yet again.

St Patrick's Athletic returned from the Carlisle Grounds with all three points after a 1-0 win over Bray Wanderers. Chris Forrester picked up the plaudits for his winning goal, but Liam Buckley's side also had goalkeeper Brendan Clarke to thank for some key saves in the second-half as the Seagulls fought for an equaliser.

Derry City kept up the pressure on leaders Sligo Rovers with another solid team performance. Defender Ryan McBride was on the scoresheet, capping off a great display with a goal, while Michael Rafter was also on target in the 4-0 win over Bohemians. In midfield, Paddy Kavanagh was immense for Declan Devine's side, and played a decisive role for the Candystripes.

Dundalk and Limerick played out a thrilling 2-2 draw, which could have been a much higher scoring game were it not for decent performances from Super Blues defender Aaron Brown and Dundalk's Dane Massey. In fact, Massey was also impressive at the other end, getting his name on the scoresheet and spurring the Lilywhites on to draw after Axel Bossekota had given the visitors a first-half lead.

Sligo's place at the top of the table looks secure after another victory. Two goals from Anthony Elding saw the striker take his league tally to eight in seven games, while midfielder Raffaele Cretaro stood out once again, and was involved in both of Elding's strikes against Shelbourne.

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ST PATRICK'S ATH
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MCBRIDE BROWN MASSEY
DERRY CITY
LIMERICK
DUNDALK
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CRETARO KAVANAGH HEALY
FORRESTER
SLIGO ROVERS
DERRY CITY
CORK CITY
ST PATRICK'S ATH
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ELDING RAFTER BOSSEKOTA
SLIGO ROVERS
DERRY CITY
LIMERICK
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