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Fab' hat-trick downs Town

Unbeaten Drogheda United quietly went about their business by leapfrogging Shamrock Rovers into second place.

A hat-trick from Declan Fabio O'Brien inflicted a fifth straight defeat on Athlone Town but his former boss Mick Cooke can be proud of how his side launched a last comeback.

Two quick-fire headers from Philip Gorman late in the second half gave Athlone hope, but the dismissal of sub Stephen Quigley a minute from time punctured their momentum.