Sligo Rovers ensured that Shamrock Rovers still have work to do of their own as they kept their faint title challenge alive with a comfortable 3-0 win over Bohemians at Dalymount Park.
A double from substitute Eoin Doyle and an effort from Matthew Blinkhorn saw Sligo move to 70 points for the season, one behind Rovers who need to one of their remaining games against UCD or Galway to clinch the title.
Galway warmed up for that game against the Hoops with their 31st loss of the season, a 6-0 drubbing in front of their own fan’s against Bray Wanderers. A disastrous 7 minutes minute before half time which saw the Tribesmen concede four goals was the foundation for a easy Bray win and in truth it could have been more as Bray hit the crossbar.
Jake Kelly, Conor Murphy, Colm Tresson and Kieran Waters all benefitted from a mixture of good delivery and poor defending to put Pat Devlin’s men in control with second half goals from Graham Kelly and Shane O’Neill sealing the points and 6th spot for the Wicklow side.
Dundalk claimed derby bragging rights over Drogheda in the final all Louth clash of the season, Johnny Breen’s 5th minute goal enough to end a run of five straight defeats.
Finally Derry City ensured there would be European football at the Brandywell next season after they came from behind to salvage a point away to St Patricks Athletic. Sean O’Connor gave the home side the lead on 30 minutes however Stephen McLaughlin equalised with 17 minutes to go following an error by Chris Bennion.
St Patricks Athletic 1 – 1 Derry
Galway 0 – 6 Bray
Bohemian’s 0 – 3 Sligo Rovers
Dundalk 1 – 0 Drogheda