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Sligo stay on top despite Derry draw

SLIGO ROVERS remain on top of the Airtricity League, but their advantage has been cut after they played out a frustrating 1-1 draw with Derry City at the Showgrounds.

Sligo took the lead on 25 minutes after Derry keeper Gerard Doherty failed to deal with a tame shot from Alan Keane, leaving Danny North the simple task of tapping in.

Ex-Sligo striker David McDaid equalised for the Candystripes from the penalty spot but no one could find a winner.

CORK CITY picked up their first win of the season with a 6-0 rout of fellow strugglers Monaghan United at Turner's Cross.

The Rebels were 2-0 up by the break as Daryl Horgan and Davin O'Neill capitalised on poor defending and goalkeeping.

The floodgates opened in the second half as Davin O'Neill added two for a hat-trick and Vincent Sullivan and Tadhg Purcell also got in on the act as Roddy Collins' Monaghan stay rooted to the foot of the table.

BOHEMIANS got their second win on the trot with a 2-1 victory over UCD at the Belfield Bowl.

The Students made a good start but it was Bohs who took the lead as Keith Ward looped a shot over UCD keeper Mark McGinlay to put them one up.

Dinny Corcoran made it two just after the break when his delightful chip beat McGinlay.

Graham Rusk pulled one back from the penalty spot but UCD could not get an equaliser, even though they hit the post more than once on the night.

SHELBOURNE continued their fine return to the Premier Division with a 2-1 victory over Bray Wanderers at Tolka Park.

Shels hit the front within 10 minutes with a fine strike from Philly Hughes after David Cassidy's lay-off.

The Seagulls equalised soon after as Jason Byrne set a new league goalscoring record with his 183rd strike to go ahead of Pat Morley.

But his old club went away with all three points when sub Phillip Gorman headed home the winner with eight minutes left.


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