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Prolific Pat's strike three to bury Bray

ST PATRICK'S ATHLETIC'S goal-fest continues with 14 now in the past four games as Pete Mahon's men put three past Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds last night.

And Pat's can restate their title intent on Monday as they host Shamrock Rovers in a showdown that is seemingly more meaningful now.

The opening half had little to offer but the second delivered.

Just moments after Pat's had a penalty shout for the ball striking Graham Kelly's arm, Sean O'Connor duly won one.

His blistering run forced a rash tackle from Shane O'Connor, with Stephen Bradley then stepping up to despatch the penalty in the 52nd minute.

Two minutes later the game was made safe with a magnificent Dave Mulcahy volley from the edge of the area. And 10 minutes later the score was made emphatic as Anthony Murphy easily finished Ian Daly's low cross.

Galway United picked up their first point since April at Terryland Park last night amid reports that manager Sean Connor is leaving.

The game against Dundalk finished 2-2 -- the home side taking the lead through Jin Gu Kim after 10 minutes before the visitors hit back with goals from Johnny Breen and Mark Quigley.

A spot-kick from Alan Murphy ended the Tribesmen's 23-match losing streak.