Danny North scored twice, and wasted opportunities to get his hat-trick, as St Patrick's Athletic brought their quest for Europe to their final match at Sligo Rovers next Friday.
With four changes in the side, St Pat's promptly put Tuesday's FAI Cup disappointment behind them to go off full value for their match-winning lead at half-time.
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