St Pat's have opened up a six point gap at the top of the table following tonight's 3-1 win against Bray Wanderers.
A first half goal from Anto Flood 8 minutes before the break gave the Saints the advantage heading into half-time.
John Russell doubled the lead after 67 minutes with his second league goal of the season.
Ismahil Akinade set up a nervy end to the game when he pulled a goal back for the hosts with 7 minutes remaining.
Saints fans had to thank Brendan Clarke who pulled off a great save from John Mulroy in the last minute of normal time.
There was still time for Christy Fagan to secure the points with a long distance effort giving Darren Quigley no chance in the home goal.
|11||Galway United FC||18||15|
|12||St. Patrick's Athletic||18||15|