DONABATE lit up a dark night in Garristown to continue their terrific season with a seven-point win over Brigid's on Wednesday evening.Brigids who defeated Pats at the same stage two seasons ago, boasted some big names in their squad such as Daibheach Dineen, Daire Plunkett, Warren Finnegan and former Dublin footballer, Kevin Bonnar. However, they were unable to live with a Donabate team who are just two games away from Senior Championship football next season. A dream start where they registered 13 without reply was to lay the foundations for victory with John Lynders in inspiring form. Indeed when it comes to hitting the ground running there is hardly a better footballer around at this grade and he put in some shift in the first half. After points from skipper, Jesse Corcoran, Lynders and Niall Collins, Lynders then found the back of the net with a terrific finish. And although Brigid's responded with back to back points, they were then knocked back by a terrific point from Lynders who having won possession in midfield raised the white flag with a superb point on the run. However, with Seamus Bonnar grafting well on the forty, Brigids clawed their way back with a free from Finnegan, their third without reply, putting just a goal between the sides. However, Donabate were soon on the offensive once more with Niall Collins taking a pass off his brother Joey before seeing his left footed angular drive saved by the keeper. Undeterred by that setback, Donabate drove on and following a free from Dinny Corcoran, Niall Collins found Lynders, who Lynders duly swung over from the left. With Joey Collins playing some intelligent ball into the forwards, midfielder Mark Brunty then pointed from a central position to leave it 1-8 to 0-5 at the break. And then straight after the restart, a superb piece of skill from Niall Collins saw him dig the ball out of the ground and though well marked managed to offload to Dinny Corcoran, who beat the keeper with one of his trademark finishes . And with brother Jesse covering loads of ground for his team, Pat's pulled further away courtesy of another point from Dinny. Donabate lost influential centre back Leon Knight shortly before that and despite conceding a free at the other end, drove on with scores from Dean Styles (45') and Wayne Knight opening up a ten-point lead at the three quarter stage. But following back to back frees from Finnegan, Brigids were then back in the game when a determined run through the middle from substitute Bonnar saw him beat Adam Sullivan with the outside of his foot. Adam Derby then made a good goalline clearance and having weathered the storm Pats regained their momentum with Dublin minor panellist, Shane McGrath, winning a free which Corcoran duly converted. With scores each side of another Dinny Corcoran score, Pats were comfortable winners in the end and could have had a penalty when it looked as though McGrath was held back by a defender.