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Bohs' unwanted run hits nine with Derry loss

IT'S now nine league games without a win for Bohemians as they lost 2-1 to Derry City at the Brandywell last night.

The game was just eight minutes old when Derry City full-back Simon Madden set up winger Patrick McEleney who volleyed to the net.

Four minutes before the break, Bohs equalised when Kevin Devanney tapped in from close range.

Nine minutes after the restart, Derry regained the lead with Madden again involved. He received the ball on the right before whipping over a low cross which Michael Rafter diverted past keeper Dean Delaney.

A Gary McCabe double either side of a Sean O'Connor wonder-strike gave Shamrock Rovers only their second away win this season as Trevor Croly's side continued their push up the table.

Having been held scoreless in the first half, Trevor Croly made two quick changes to introduce Pat Sullivan and McCabe and they paid off. Three minutes after his introduction, McCabe popped up at the back post to head home from a Stephen Rice cross.

Sixty seconds later Sean O'Connor scored a cracker from 40 yards out. The win was secured on 74 minutes as McCabe completed his brace.

The night belonged to UCD and David McMillan, whose brace helped ease UCD's relegation fears, thanks to a 3-0 win over Cork City at UCD Bowl. McMillan scored after just 35 seconds and grabbed his second in the 53rd minute. Hugh Douglas got the third, a header from a Samir Belhout corner, to complete matters.

Champs Sligo got the win they needed, defeating Shelbourne 2-0, with Seamus Connelly and Kieran Djilali getting the second-half goals.