Isibeal Atkinson scored a late equaliser to give Shelbourne no more than they deserved as they earned a big point in the Dublin derby with Peamount United at Greenogue.

While Shels remain third, unbeaten Peamount lose top spot in the Continental WNL table after Wexford Youths' win over Kilkenny United.

Following a tight opening, Peamount were first to threaten on nine minutes.

Niamh Farrelly’s through ball, helped by a slight deflection, put Aine O’Gorman through one-on-one. Shels’ keeper Amanda McQuillan was out quickly to narrow the angle and push O'Gorman's shot out for a corner.

But there was no reprieve for the Shels goal two minutes later.

McQuillan could only parry a drive from the lively O’Gorman. Sarah McKevitt followed up to blast her shot off the underside of the crossbar with the dropping ball deemed to have crossed the line.

Shels were disappointing throughout much of the fist half, epitomised by their only chance of note on 39 minutes when Rachel Graham ballooned her shot from skipper Noelle Murray’s lay-off over the bar.

Pemaount might then have added to their lead four minutes before the break. O’Gorman raced onto a ball in behind only to waste the opportunity when lobbing her effort onto the roof of the net.

Though far better on the resumption, Shels soon needed McQuillan to make her second save of the game from a McKevitt drive seven minutes in.

The visitors kept pressing, though, with Jamie Finn heading narrowly off target from Seana Cooke’s diagonal ball just before hour mark.

And Shels’ second half dominance paid off on 77 minutes with a goal their efforts warranted.

Substitute Roma McLoughlin and Leane Kiernan worked the opening to give winger Atkinson a tap in at the far post.

Peamount United: Reid-Burke; O’Callaghan, Barnes, Moloney, Walsh; Duggan, Farrelly, Ryan-Doyle; Payne, O’Gorman, McKevitt (Smyth-Lynch 84).

Shelbourne: McQuillan; Cooke, Gleeson, Slattery, Craven; Kiernan, Kavanagh (McLoughlin, 58), Graham, Finn, Atkinson (McEvoy, 84); Murray (Prior, 86).

Referee: David Dunne (Dublin).

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