Premier Division round-up: Cork City continue rise as Shamrock Rovers move further clear of Derry City at the top
Daniel Krezic’s 89th minute strike sealed Cork City’s fourth win on the trot to ease their relegation concerns at Turner’s Cross.
The Swede netted just seconds after Adam McDonnell levelled for Bohemians.
Krezic was unmarked when he lashed home Aaron Bolger’s cross – and it is a win that sends City up to 8th in the table.
Richie Holland’s side took the lead in the 73rd minute through Matt Healy when he blasted home with a stunning strike on the volley.
But after a defensive mix-up, City were pegged back as McDonnell slotted home.
However, City had the last laugh when Krezic scored to secure the three points.
Elsewhere, Shamrock Rovers went four points clear at the top of the table thanks to a 3-0 win over Sligo Rovers.
John Russell’s side have been struggling recently but kept the game scoreless until the half-time break.
But a quickfire brace from Rory Gaffney in the early stages of the second half set the Hoops on their way to a routine away win.
Aaron Greene then put the gloss on the three points with an 89th minute goal.
And that win was made even more significant thanks to Derry City’s nightmare defeat away to St Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park.
The Saints took a first-half lead through Jay McGrath’s cracking early strike – while Eoin Doyle doubled their advantage just past the hour mark.
Former Saint Cian Kavanagh then halved the deficit two minutes after striker Doyle scored, but the hosts soon wheeled away from the visitors.
Chris Forrester scored to make it 3-1, while Mark Doyle sealed 4-1 victory with a 79th minute strike.
At Tolka Park, Shelbourne also came out on top against Drogheda United.
Freddie Draper gave the Boynesiders a 1-0 lead in the 39th minute – but the Reds responded in the second period with aplomb.
Sean Boyd marked his return from injury with a 49th minute leveller before Shane Griffin and Evan Caffrey made it 3-1 to the hosts later on.
Draper however secured his brace with a late consolation.
Meanwhile, Dundalk ran out 4-1 winners over UCD at Oriel Park.
Jake Doyle gave the Students a shock 1-0 lead but a hat-trick from Patrick Hoban and Daniel Kelly’s goal eased Stephen O’Donnell’s men home without a fuss.