Shane McFaul scored the winning goal seven minutes after replacing Greg Bolger in the Airtricity League match against Drogheda United.
Shane, at his second spell with the club, fired past Gabriel Sava in the Drogheda goal following a goal-mouth scramble on 65 minutes.
The Saints went on to claim all 3 points in a game where Brendan Clarke was rarely troubled.
Next up is the short trip to Tallaght to take on Shamrock Rovers.
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