Bray Wanderers moved back to the top of the First Division with their victory against UCD AFC as Drogheda United suffered a shock defeat against Athlone Town. Elsewhere, Wexford moved to bottom spot in the division as Shamrock Rovers II secured an
Bray Wanderers moved back to the top of the First Division with their victory against UCD AFC as Drogheda United suffered a shock defeat against Athlone Town.
Elsewhere, Wexford moved to bottom spot in the division as Shamrock Rovers II secured an impressive victory at Ferrycarrig.
Drogheda United 0-2 Athlone Town
Drogheda United suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Athlone Town to lose their top spot position in the First Division.
Tim Clancy's side moved to the top of the table last week with a huge victory at promotion rivals Bray Wanderers and were widely expected to secure an expected victory this evening.
However, Athlone, who've improved over the course of the season, claimed a shock win as Ronan Manning slotted home a penalty in the 71st minute to put the away side ahead.
The points were secured with six minutes remaining as Taner Dogan found the net to throw the First Division title race up in the air as Bray Wanderers moved back to top spot.
UCD AFC 1-3 Bray Wanderers
Bray Wanderers sealed a huge three points and moved back to the top of the First Division table with an impressive victory at the UCD Bowl.
It didn't take the Seagulls long to go in front as Gary Shaw found the net just three minutes into the game.
However, the Students were level before the break as Colm Whelan continued his fantastic form to level in the 42nd minute.
Whatever Gary Cronin said at half-time had the desired impact as just three minutes after the break, Darragh Lynch put the Seagulls back in front.
Bray stretched their lead in the 61st minute as Dylan Barnett added to the scoreline and it was enough to see the Seagulls reclaim top spot in the division.
Wexford 0-2 Shamrock Rovers II
Wexford moved to the bottom of the First Division after a 2-0 defeat against Shamrock Rovers II.
The home side came into the game in high spirits on the back of their 5-1 win over Cabinteely last week but soon found themselves behind as Brandon Kavanagh found the net in the fifth minute.
Wexford's night got worse just ten minutes later as Dylan Duffy's strike doubled Rovers' lead and the Ferrycarrig club never recovered from their poor start. The win sees Shamrock Rovers II move ahead of Wexford in ninth place.