Bohemians' drive and desire ensured they made the trip back from the south west heartened after a 2-1 win over Limerick.
Hesitant initially, the Gypsies fell behind in the ninth minute when Stephen Folan steered Limerick ahead.
And 32 minutes had elapsed when referee Tom Connolly ruled that Robbie Williams fouled Kevin Devaney in the area. For the second week in a row, Dinny Corcoran failed to convert a penalty as Limerick custodian Shane Cusack pushed the spot-kick on to the post just after the half-hour mark.
Bohs got back on terms in the 62nd minute as Paddy Kavanagh, restored parity and Eoin Wearen decorated a fine display with the winning strike.
Drogheda leap-frogged 10-man Bray Wanderers as they secured their first away Premier Division win since last March with a 3-1 victory.
United hit the front after just four minutes at a rain-drenched Carlisle Grounds through Gavin Brennan but the Seagulls equalised as Jake Kelly blasted a stunning free to the net.
However, the Louth side regained the lead through Gavin Holohan and wrapped up victory in stoppage time when Cathal Brady's shot took a wicked deflection and looped home.