Bray’s first defeat in nine First Division games saw them surrender top spot.
Mark Doyle scored the only goal of the game as Drogheda beat the Seagulls 1-nil to move to the summit.
Longford hammered midlands rivals Athlone 4-nil to move to within four-points of the top.
Galway’s run of five straight wins came to a halt with a 1-nil defeat at home to Cobh.
While Wexford moved off the bottom with a 5-1 win at Cabinteely.