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UCD seven games from glory following defeat of Wexford

Meanwhile, Shelbourne were beaten 1-0 by promotion rivals Drogheda.

UCD’s Gary O'Neill celebrates scoring a goal with Daire O'Connor (file pic).
UCD’s Gary O'Neill celebrates scoring a goal with Daire O'Connor (file pic).
Image: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

UCD EXTENDED THEIR lead at the top of the SSE Airticity League First Division table tonight following a 3-0 win away to Wexford.

Two goals late in the first half from Daire O’Connor and Neil Farrugia, as well as a third on 53 minutes by Gary O’Neill, was enough to secure the win.

With seven games to play, the Students now hold a five-point lead at the top of the First Division with promotion looking increasingly likely.

Elsewhere, Shels’ hopes of automatic promotion were dealt a blow at Tolka Park, as they were beaten 1-0 by Drogheda, who leapfrogged them into second.

A spectacular 89th-minute free kick by Seán Brennan saw the visitors earn all three points.

Bottom of the table Athlone’s miserable run continued, as they lost 3-1 at home to Cabinteely.

Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters put the visitors ahead on 22 minutes, but Ciaran Grogan equalised shortly before the break.

However, a Joe Doyle strike and a Baba Issaka own goal in the second half saw Cabinteely earn a win and move up to seventh.

Finally, Finn Harps prevailed 3-0 at home to Longford and jumped up to third as a result.

Nathan Boyle opened the scoring on the brink of half-time, before second-half goals from Mikey Place and debutant Oluwatunmise Sobowale sealed a victory for Donegal side.

In the final First Division game of the weekend, Cobh Ramblers face Galway United at 7.45pm on Saturday.

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