St Pat's Ath 1-1 Derry City

Stephen McLaughlin celebrates after scoring the opener in Dublin
Stephen McLaughlin celebrates after scoring the opener in Dublin

Derry have slipped down to fourth in the Airtricity League Premier Division after this draw at Richmond Park on Friday night.

Stephen McLaughlin fired in off a post to give City a 30th minute lead.

St Pat's hit back on the stroke of half-time with Danny North beating the offside trap before slotting past keeper Gerard Doherty.

Bray Wanderers leapfrog both Derry and Sligo Rovers into second place after a 3-0 win at Galway United.

Both sides created chances at a wet Richmond Park and Doherty made a series of fine saves to keep the Candystripes level.

Derry came close to snatching all three points when Danny Lafferty's free-kick on 74 minutes struck the woodwork.

Third-placed Sligo stay a point above Stephen Kenny's team after a scoreless draw at Bohemians.

Shamrock Rovers extended their lead at the top to three points after hammering UCD 6-1.

Dundalk were beaten 2-1 at home by Drogheda United in Friday night's other game.