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Five-goal thriller as Cabo pick up very first league win over the Students

Elsewhere, league leaders Waterford eased to victory against Athlone while nearest challengers Cobh always won.

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PAT DEVLIN’S CABINTEELY recorded their very first victory over UCD since joining the league back in 2015 thanks to two goals from Kieran Marty Waters.

It wasn’t all plain-sailing, however, as UCD rallied late to try and rescue a point after Maxim Kouogun made things interesting with 13 minutes left.

But, the hosts couldn’t find a leveller and Cabo held on.

Waters put his side in front after 34 minutes and that’s how things stood at the break.

But Georgie Kelly equalised for the Students just shy of the hour mark only for them to undo all their good work and concede a penalty within moments.

Waters duly dispatched before Anthony Dolan seemingly put the game out of reach with Cabo’s third with 20 minutes to go.

Kouogan did cut the deficit but Devlin’s men grabbed the 3-2 win to move them into fourth place and put them within five points of UCD.

Elsewhere, Waterford brushed aside Athlone Town at the RSC to consolidate their nine-point lead over Cobh Rambers at the top of the table.

David McDaid put them in front after 13 minutes only for Dragos Sfrijan to respond moments later. But Derek Daly made it 2-1 to the home side before the break before Dean Walsh put the game out of sight midway through the second period.

Meanwhile, Stephen Henderson’s Cobh racked up a 2-0 win over nine-man Wexford at Ferrycarrig Park.

James McSweeney put the guests in front after 22 minutes before Mark Slater was sent-off shortly before the break.

Though the hosts rallied in search of a leveller, they suffered an inexplicable setback in the 84th-minute when Shane Dunne was booked twice in the space of 60 seconds and Wexford were down to nine.

Inevitably, Cobh scored again in injury time as Beineon O’Brien put some distance between the sides.

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