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Republic of Ireland round-up: St. Patrick's narrow gap

Published: Tuesday 19 March 2002, 22.40CET
Saint Patrick's Athletic FC beat Derry City FC 3-0 to move within four points of Shelbourne FC.
Published: Tuesday 19 March 2002, 22.40CET

Republic of Ireland round-up: St. Patrick's narrow gap

Saint Patrick's Athletic FC beat Derry City FC 3-0 to move within four points of Shelbourne FC.
Saint Patrick's Athletic FC beat Derry City FC 3-0 on Tuesday to move within four points of Shelbourne FC at the top of the FAI National League.

Second-half strikes
Paul Osam opened the scoring on 53 minutes. Darragh Maguire headed the second 14 minutes later from a Martin Russell corner, before Michael Holt added a third in stoppage time.

Possible sanctions
But while St. Patrick's have two games in hand on leaders Shelbourne, they face a possible points deduction for having used an unregistered player in Charles Mbabazi Livingstone. The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) docked them nine points earlier in the season for a similar offence, but St. Patrick's won the points back on appeal. Now they could lose 15 points for the five matches Livingstone played before being properly registered on 12 September.

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