The Saints' title challenge was dealt a blow as a determined Drogheda United side took the three points at Richmond Park.
Paul Keegan scored the only goal of the game in the 48th minute when free kick from the touchline went straight into Barry Ryan's goal.
The Saints came close through Mark Quigley, Stephen Paisley and Keith Fahey but the league champions held on to dent the Saints' title hopes.
Full Report to follow.
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