Drogheda fans celebrate the first goal tonight against St Pat's - they were outside the stadium.

Tim Clancy's Drogheda rise to fourth place

Tim Clancy will be smiling on the way home from Drogheda tonight after watching his team win by 3-1 against St Patrick's Athletic.

For the Dublin side it was second successive defeat and a serious setback to any title ambitions they may have harboured.

This was massive victory for Drogheda and keeps them in the top half of the table in what has been an impressive return to the top flight as First Division champions.

Luke Heeney and James Clarke both featured during the 90 minutes.

Dane Massey and Mark Doyle and substitute Jordan Adeyemo scored for Clancy's men.

Drogheda now sit in fourth place and will look to consolidate that position when they tackle fifth-placed Finn Harps next Friday in Ballybofey.

There were a number of intrepid Drogheda fans watching the game from the GAA ground adjacent to the soccer pitch.

The other Louth club in action this evening, Dundlak, salvaged a 1-1 draw in Ballybofey against Finn Harps with Gormanstown man Greg Sloggett restored to the starting 11 for Dundalk.

FIRST DIVISION

In the First Division Jimmy Corcoran returned from a one-match suspension between the posts for bottom-of-the-table Wexford against Galway.

Hosts Galway had to wait until the 95th minute for a winning goal but Wexford's effort and determination warranted at least a point from the encounter.

A bit ironic that it was a Hurley that downed the Wexford side - David Hurley scored that 95th minute winner for Galway.

There was no joy for Dylan Hand and his Athlone Town team as hosts Treaty Utd won 1-0 while Bray beat Cabinteely 3-0. and UCD and Cork finished 0-0.

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