Bray Wanderers pulled off a dramatic turnaround to snatch all three points at Richmond Park.
A horror moment for Bray's Derek Prendergast saw him turn the ball into his own net from Daryl Kavanagh's free kick on 23 minutes to put Pat's ahead. Evan McMillan made it 2-0 with a header after 48.
But a late rally saw a double from debutante Conor Murphy and Joe Kendrick's late free kick, which took a deflection off the Pat's wall, to seal Bray's first win at the Inchicore venue since December 2002.
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