Derry City missed the chance to insert themselves in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division title race tonight.

They were held to a 1-1 draw away to Drogheda United, and stay three-points off second placed Dundalk.

Finn Harps moved off the bottom of the table with a 3-2 defeat of north-west rivals Sligo Rovers.

UCD again prop up the table after going down 2-1 at home to St. Pat’s.

And Shelbourne had J-R Wilson sent off, but salvaged a 1-1 draw with Bohemians at Tolka Park.

Cork City have opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the First Division.

Ruairi Keating scored twice as they came from behind to win 2-1 away to Cobh Ramblers.

While second placed Galway lost 2-1 at home to ten-man Bray.

And Treaty United lost for the second time in three games, going down 2-nil at Athlone.