Premier Division round-up: Derry City keep pressure on leaders Shelbourne, while Dundalk defeat Sligo Rovers

Goalkeeper Brian Maher celebrates with Shane McEleney

Goalkeeper Brian Maher celebrates with Shane McEleney Credit: Martin Doherty (ETPhotos)

Derry City remain two points behind league leaders Shelbourne after claiming a last-gasp win over Bohemians at Dalymount Park. 

The Candystripes have now won three games on the spin and will return to league action at the end of the month in buoyant fashion. 

But they trailed against the Gypsies before fighting back to claim a big triumph in the capital. 

Danny Grant opened the scoring for Alan Reynolds’ troops after 15 minutes - scoring a rebound after Jordan Flores’ spot-kick was saved by Brian Maher.

Derry, however, equalised just minutes later with Sadou Diallo on target. 

And while Derry enjoyed much of the play, they had to wait until second half injury time to find the winning goal through Danny Mullen. 

But they were unable to close the gap on Shels at the summit as the Reds defeated Waterford 1-0 at the RSC. 

Damien Duff’s side won four of their last five games prior to their trip to the South-East. 

And Will Jarvis’ 55th minute strike ensured that they would win their fifth win in their last six league outings. 

The Hull City attacker has now scored eight league goals for Shels this season. 

Meanwhile, an injury-time winner secured a thrilling comeback victory for St Patrick's Athletic over Dublin rivals Shamrock Rovers at a sold-out Richmond Park.

With Brandon Kavanagh ready to power home from an Axel Sjoberg cross, Dylan Watts’ unlucky leg appeared to have turned the ball into his Hoops net.

It looked as if both sides were going to have to be content with a point after Ruairi Keating cancelled out Johnny Kenny’s opener for the visitors.

But there was a sting in the tail as the Saints claimed a vital win, sparking joyous scenes at the full-time whistle.

Galway United returned to winning ways with a 3-0 win over Drogheda United at Eamonn Deacy Park on Thursday night.

And in doing so they piled the misery on basement battlers Drogheda. 

Stephen Walsh opened the scoring for the Tribesmen after just seven minutes. The striker then doubled their lead on the hour mark. 

Conor O’Keefe then put the gloss on the victory in second half injury time. 

Elsewhere, Dundalk defeated Sligo Rovers and claimed a 1-0 success at Oriel Park. 

Jon Daly’s men have impressed in recent weeks and their latest win has moved them three points clear of Drogheda. 

But they needed Daryl Horgan to score against the Bit O’Red to see off John Russell’s side. Sligo now sit seventh in the table after St Pat’s win over Shamrock Rovers.