Square United, despite being short a number of regulars, travelled to play Navan Town and recorded an excellent 2-1 win.
Jim McLaughlin’s side opened in determined mood and the home goalkeeper had to be alert to keep out efforts from Andy Kelly and Andy Leavy.
Navan’s resistance was broken on 12 minutes when a long ball from Feargal Diamond was superbly controlled by Del Minogue and when he slipped the ball through to Brian Corcoran, he took a touch before clinically guiding the ball past the goalkeeper.
Square continued to pass the ball at pace, causing the home defence problems, and on 35 minutes, won a free-kick in a dangerous position when Eamonn Callaghan was brought down.
Corcoran stepped up and basted the free-kick to the top corner with a thunderous effort for 2-0.
Minutes later a well worked move resulted in Andy Leavy rattling the Navan crossbar as the Ardee side continued to threat.
The second half saw the mid-Louth men well in control and midway through the half Del Minogue finished a pass from Corcoran in fine style only to have his effort controversially ruled out for offside.
In time added on, the home side did manage to put themselves on the scoreboard but it was a case of too little too late as United move into the top half of the table.
SQUARE UNITED: Paric Malone, Darren Henry, Gary Quinn, Eamonn Callaghan, Shane Corrigan, Feargal Diamond, Del Minogue, Brian Corcoran, Andy Kelly (James Clarke), Dean McLaughlin, Andy Leavy.