DERRY CITY remain top of the Premier Division table, but only just, as their poor home form showed up again against Drogheda United last night.
Drogheda came to the Brandywell on the back of a three-game losing streak having conceded 11 goals, but United showed no signs of that as they raced into a 2-0 lead after 37 minutes with goals from Brian Gannon and Gavin Brennan.
Derry nicked one back through Gareth McGlynn on 73 minutes before a Robert Duggan own goal four minutes from time saw Derry draw level.
Sligo Rovers showed why they are title contenders with a clinical 3-0 dismissal of Bray Wanderers at the Showgrounds.
Danny Ventre put Rovers ahead six minutes before half time, John Russell added a second just after that and Alan Keane made it 3-0.
Galway United's new boss John Brennan was denied a win on his managerial debut as United went down 2-1 away to UCD.
Galway hoped for their first win since March when Oscar Sibanda put them in front but Chris Lyons equalised for UCD and a bizarre own goal from Laurence Gaughan saw United lose for the 26th time in 30 games this season.