Derry City and Sligo share points in derby

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Friday's north west derby between Derry City and Sligo Rovers at the Brandywell ended in a 1-1 draw.

The game burst into life on 50 minutes as Sligo took the lead through Sander Puri, who chased the ball in behind the Derry defence, past keeper Sean Patton to slot home into an empty net.

Straight from the restart Derry levelled the tie. Seanan Clucas found himself in space in the box lobbing Richard Brush in the Sligo net.

Derry play the last half hour with ten men after Mark Timlin was sent off for a challenge on Kevin Devaney.

The visitors could have won the tie late on with a penalty, but Alan Keane's spot kick rattled off the crossbar.

Derry remain mid table in 7th but Sligo have dropped to 10th.

Dundalk increased their lead at the top of the Airtricity League Premier Division.

The Lilywhites beat 10-man St Pat's by two goals to nil at Richmond Park.

Daryl Horgan scored both the goals for the defending champions, either side of a red card shown to Saints defender Kenny Browne.

The win has sent Dundalk 6 points clear at the top of the table after second-placed Cork City and third-placed Shamrock Rovers cancelled each other out in a scoreless draw at Turners Cross.

It also finished nil-all at Dalymount Park, where Bohemian and Bray Wanderers shared the points while Drogheda United were 2-0 winners over Galway United.