Goals from Chris Fagan, Aaron Greene and Conan Byrne saw St Patrick's Athletic claim a 3-1 win over Bohemians at Richmond Park in the SSE Airtricity League.
A three minute spell before half time, first saw Fagan beautifully place the ball in the bottom corner on 39 minutes. Then Fagan became the creator crossing for Aaron Greene to head home.
Pat's showed flair in the second-half and Keith Fahey's superb ball created number three for Conan Byrne. Anto Murphy added a consolation late on.
After a good start where Keith Fahey put Fagan through on goal but the finish failed to match the cross and Aaron Shanahan breathed a sigh of relief.
With the game slow to get going it was Bohs who then took the initiative. Keith Buckley had the first shot in anger, as he darted forward but his thunderous shot swerved oide of Brendan Clarke's goal.
Former Manchester City youth Karl Moore was causing problems for Pats down the left. Ten minutes later his cross was headed clear and Jake Hyland was first to react but his effort went high over the bar.
Just before the half hour Greene held off Derek Pender down the Pat's left and his cross found the head of Fagan who couldn't get his header on target.
Left back Ian Birmingham dispossessed Buckley in midfield and found Keith Fahey, but his snapshot sailed over the bar.
But Pat's put the game beyond doubt in a three minute period as first Fagan and then Greene beat Shanahan.
First Birmingham took advantage of a slip from Roberto Lopes on 39 minutes to toe-poke into Fagan on the edge of the box. Fagan placed the ball into the corner, giving Shanahan no chance.
And the game was out of Bohs reach when Fagan then turned provider, when his looping cross wasn't dealt with by Shanahan and Greene headed home into an empty night.
At the end of the half Bohs were unlucky when a Dinny Corcoran failed to make the most of a free header as the visitors went in 2-0 down at the break.
Bohs should have been three up five minutes into the second half when Shanahan's kick-out went straight to Greene. He in turn set Birmingham free but he could only find the side netting.
Minutes later Fagan drifted deeper to collect a Fahey pass and his sublime backheel found Forrester but Shanahan was quick off his line to snuff out the danger.
But the third goal did eventually arrive when Forrester's superb cross-field ball picked out the run of Conan Byrne, who then raced clear and he fired home past Shanahan with 25 minutes remaining.
Forrester was next to send Shanahan scampering as his effort came back off the post. At the other end Steven Beattie's cross was easily gathered by Clarke.
As the game entered the last five minutes Anto Murphy grabbed one back for Bohs.
Dinny Corcoran's shot was fumbled by Clarke and Murphy fired home.
Derek Pender was carried off at the death but it could have been a greater margin of victory for Liam Buckley's side.