Galway United under-19s recorded another vital win on Saturday afternoon, beating second place UCD 4-1 at the Belfield Bowl.
Johnny Glynn’s side have only lost once in their last 11 outings since they lost 3-0 to the Students at Eamonn Deacy Park in April.
United started brightly at the Bowl, Gary Kinneen, operating on the left wing, delivered a fantastic cross into the box which UCD defender Sean Byrne turned into his own net.
Conor Melody doubled United’s lead with a composed finish after he rounded the UCD goalkeeper.
UCD pulled a goal back before the break through Robert McGee.
Substitute Josh Marvesley opened up a two goal lead for United once again in the second half when he rifled home Ciaran Nugent’s cross.
Colm Walsh-Loghlen turned provider for Ciaran Nugent, who made no mistake, adding a fourth goal with an accomplished finish.
The win propels United’s under-19s into 4th position in the league table, overtaking Limerick FC, who have a game in hand.
On Tuesday, Galway United travel to Cork City to face the Leesiders in the Semi-Final of the Enda McGuill Cup. Kick-off is at 6.00pm.
Galway United: Kevin Horgan; Tommy McClean, Maurice Nugent, Aaron Conway, Mikey Whelan; Rob Spelman, Ciaran Buckley, Conor Melody; Peter Walsh, Joe Maclean, Gary Kinneen.
Substitutes used: Andrew Connolly, Ciaran Nugent, Josh Marvesley, Colm Walsh-O’Loghlen, Dara Mulgannon.