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Report: Dundalk 1-4 Saints (08/08/21)

St Patrick's Athletic enjoyed a Super Sunday at Oriel Park thanks to a 4-1 win away to Dundalk.

Matty Smith (2), Nahum Melvin-Lambert & Chris Forrester (penalty) got the goals.

The opener came in just the 11th minute, Melvin-Lambert, making his first start since his return on loan, scored from close range after John Mountney's shot had been saved.

Dundalk equalised after 25 minutes after a great counter attack, Patrick McEleney's found Michael Duffy whose cross was bundled in by Patrick Hoban to make it 1-1.

Smith got his first of the afternoon four minutes before the break after a good period of pressure, Ben McCormack's effort was well blocked by it fell to Smith who blasted into the net to put his side ahead at half-time.

Chris Forrester's penalty made it 3-1 after Dundalk 'keeper Alessio Abibi had fouled sub Billy King in the box before Smith got his 7th of the season with ten minutes left, finishing well after a mistake in the Dundalk defence, to move level on goals with St Pat's top scorer Ronan Coughlan.

The Saints will be back in action on Friday evening at home to Waterford

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