The First Division title race took another twist as Longford Town were thumped 6-2 at Bishopsgate by an inspired Galway United on Saturday night.

The hosts could have closed the gap to table-toppers Bray Wanders to three points with a win and they were 2-0 up inside 33 minutes thanks to Rob Manley and Adam Evans. Then, the wheels came off.

Mark Ludden got one back a minute before half-time, and struck again a minute into the second half to level things up.

Enter Carlton Ubaezuonu who fired John Caulfield's men ahead on 62 minutes, struck again four minutes later and completed his hat-trick with ten to go. Wilson Waweru got in on the act in between Ubaezuonu's second and third goals.

Last night Drogheda United were beaten 2-0 by Athlone Town at United Park, allowing Bray to leapfrog them into top spot with three games to play.

In the evening's other match, Cabinteely dramatically beat Cobh Ramblers 2-1 to go level on points with Longford and keep alive their hopes of snatching second.

Jack Connolly's 21st-minute effort gave the visitors the lead, but Cobh equalised six minutes later through Charlie Lyons.

It looked like that's how it would end but Kieran Marty Waters won it for Cabo with a cool 94th-minute finish from inside the box.