James Chambers produced a masterclass for St Patrick's Athletic last night as the champions moved to within four points of leaders Dundalk with a 3-2 win over Bray Wanderers in Inchicore.
The midfield powerhouse played a part in all three goals for the Saints, including a brace for the Premier Division's top-scorer, Chris Fagan.
Bray's former Saint Jake Kelly cancelled out Chris Forrester's early opener and also cut the arrears with 13 minutes left, but Liam Buckley's side were worthy winners.
Chambers' sprayed pass to the unmarked Conan Byrne on the right allowed the winger set up Forrester to finish from six yards on 14 minutes.
Kelly had the Seagulls level five minutes before the break but eight minutes into the second half Pats reasserted their supremacy. Chambers was once again the architect, floating a cross to the far post where Fagan headed home.
That lead was extended on 73 minutes as Chambers assisted Fagan to coolly drill home his 15th goal of the campaign.
Kelly's late free-kick was but a consoltaion for Bray.