Two goals from Nathan Boyle and a man-of-the-match performance from Rafael Cretaro helped Finn Harps to a 2-0 win against an out-of-sorts Sligo Rovers at Finn Park on Friday night.
The result moves Harps three points clear of bottom-of-the-table UCD, who were beaten 1-0 by St Patrick’s Athletic.
Dundalk have moved eight points clear at the top after a 1-0 win against second-placed Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium.
View the Premier Division standings here.
Listen to the postmatch verdict of Finn Harps boss Ollie Horgan here:
Sligo Rovers manager made no excuses when he spoke to Charlie Collins after the game:
Johnny Dunleavy may have been playing against his hometown club here, but there was no hiding his disappointment: