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Twigg hits the mark to send Hoops through

GARY Twigg scored his fifth goal of the season to send Shamrock Rovers into the last eight of the EA Sports Cup with a 1-0 win away to UCD.

St Patrick's Atheltic made no mistake at home to Bray Wanderers as they inflicted a 2-0 defeat on the Premier Division strugglers, Vinny Faherty opening the scoring on 17 minutes while Alex Williams made it 2-0 on 68 minutes.

Dundalk bounced back from Friday's league defeat to Pats by knocking out Sporting Fingal, Ciaran McGuigan and Faz Kuduzovic the scorers in a 2-0 win. And Derry City inflicted more misery on Finn Harps with a 2-0 win at the Brandywell. Harps, goals from Emmet Friars and Mark Farren.

In tonight's games, holders Bohemians are away to Monaghan United (8pm) while Sligo Rovers look for their first win in eight games when they host non-league Letterkenny Rovers (7.45). Waterford United take on Tralee Dynamos at the RSC (7.45) while in-form Limerick, are away to Cork City Foras Co-op (7.45).