League of Ireland: Burke hat-trick sends Hoops top after Derry drop points

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League Of Ireland: Burke Hat-Trick Sends Hoops Top After Derry Drop Points League Of Ireland: Burke Hat-Trick Sends Hoops Top After Derry Drop Points
A second-half hat-trick from Graham Burke helped his side to a 3-1 victory over Sligo Rovers at Tallaght Stadium. Photo: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
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A Graham Burke hat-trick has sent Shamrock Rovers to the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division after Derry City dropped points against St Patrick's Athletic.

A second-half hat-trick from Burke helped his side to a 3-1 victory over Sligo Rovers at Tallaght Stadium. His three goals were all scored within 15 minutes.

Aidan Keena got a last gasp goal after 85 minutes for Sligo, but at that stage Burke had done too much damage.

The Hoops are now a point above previous leaders Derry City.

The Candystripes were held to a goalless draw at home by St Pat’s on Monday night.

Friday night will see Derry and Rovers go head-to-head in a top of the table clash at Tallaght Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

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