Two goals from Shamrock Rover's Danny Mandroiu got his side the win at home to Waterford.
After a subdued opening half, the 22-year-old stamped his name on the score sheet in the 65th minute with a stinging free-kick into the bottom right.
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Keeping up the pressure, he was back again in the 80th minute taking his second of the night.
There was a similar result at the Showgrounds, where Sligo Rovers took a 2-0 victory over St Patrick's Athletic.
Johnny Kenny and Ryan De Vries struck in the opening half, with the visitors unable to make up the deficit.
At Brandywell, a late goal for Derry City secured them a 2-2 draw with Finn Harps, while three goals for Drogheda United bagged them a home win over Bohemians.