UCD are up to third place in the Airtricity First Division table after a comprehensive victory over Cabinteely at the UCD Bowl.

All the goals came in the second half, with Yoyo Mahdy firing a brace for the Students, while Colm Whelan, Danu Kinsella Bishop and Liam Kerrigan also on target. 

Kieran Marty Watters netted a consolation for Cabinteely, who now drop to fifth in the table.  

Indeed it was Cabo who started the brightest as they shaded the opening half, with a header from Christian Lotefa testing UCD keeper Lorcan Healy. Shane Barnes and Kevin Knight also had a chances for the visitors. 

UCD upped the tempo on the resumption, with Mahdy getting his first goal following good link-up play with Colm Whelan on 50 minutes.

Whelan himself to make it 2-0 minutes, firing home from six yards on 56.

Just over ten minutes later, Liam Kerrigan added a third as his low shot found the corner of the net.

Waters gave Cabo hope on 78 minutes, tapping home from close range.

Danu Kinsella Bishop on 84 and Mahdy from the penalty spot completed the scoring.