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Roddy Collins' side moved to the summit of the table despite drawing with Waterford United, as second-placed Longford Town were beaten by Mervue United

Longford Town 1-3 Mervue United
Two goals from Gary Shanahan saw Mervue United come from behind to win at the City Calling Stadium, denying Longford Town a chance to move to the top of the Airtricity First Division table.

David O'Sullivan opened the scoring for the hosts after a good cross from Gary Shaw, but Mervue went in level at the break thanks to Shanahan, who prodded the ball home from a corner.

Shanahan impressed up front for the visitors, hitting the post and testing Chris Bennion before he added his second 12 minutes from time. Stephen Walsh added another three minutes later to guarantee the three points.

Finn Harps 1-0 Wexford Youths
Finn Harps recorded their first win in eight league games thanks to a second-half goal from Kevin McHugh.

With just two points from their last 21 games, Harps drew a small crowd to Finn Park, but could have taken an early lead when Mark Forker almost capitalised on a defensive error. Goalkeeper Graham Doyle did well to keep out McHugh and Paul McVeigh, but the hosts grabbed a deserved winner early in the second-half through McHugh's scuffed shot.

The long-awaited victory moves Harps above Youths to fifth in the table.

Salthill Devon 1-0 Cobh Ramblers
Struggling Salthill Devon recorded a second successive win, with both teams reduced to 10 men in a heated game at Drom.

A good spell of passing play from the hosts saw Salthill score the game's only goal, with Craig Harding getting his name on the scoresheet. However, the game's real talking point was a scuffle just before half-time as Bobby Donoghue and Mixie Harty were sent off, while Willie Enubele also went into the referee's notebook.

Enda Curran saw a chance cleared off the line in the second-half as Salthill grabbed a deserved three points.
Waterford United 1-1 Athlone Town
Roddy Collins' Athlone Town overtook Longford Town at the top of the table after coming from behind to draw with Waterford United.

The Blues had a bigger crowd than usual at the RSC due to their looming court case with former boss Stephen Henderson. The home fans were celebrating on 34 minutes when Conor Meade opened the scoring with a header.

Athlone hit back after the break through Mark Hughes, who put the ball past American goalkeeper Chip Sanders to give the visitors a share of the spoils.

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