Wexford Youths WFC rose to the summit of the Continental Tyres Women’s National League with a 2-0 victory over Galway WFC on Saturday night.
Emma Hansberry gave Wexford the lead after 16 minutes, chipping Tina Hughes after a threaded ball from Edel Kennedy.
Claire O’Riordan wrapped up the victory for Wexford with seven minutes remaining, O’Riordan battled with the Galway defence before placing a close rang shot past Tina Hughes.
Wexford are now level on points with UCD Waves both on 22 points, though Wexford have a superior goal difference. Wexford have four games remaining to UCD’s two.
Meanwhile, Shelbourne Ladies FC moved to third place in the table after defeating Cork City WFC 3-1 in Knockgrifin Park, Midleton on Sunday afternoon.
Maggie Duncliffe gave Cork a 24th-minute lead after collecting Ciara McNamara’s ball and chipping Shels keeper Amanda McQuillan from close range.
Noelle Murray equalised from the penalty spot six minutes later after Rebecca Creagh had been fouled by Cork keeper Trish Fennelly.
Creagh gave Shels the lead on 74 minutes after connecting with Siobhan Killeen’s cross with Creagh setting up Leanne Kiernan for Shels third four minutes from the end.
The result see’s Shelbourne leap frog Galway WFC into third place on 20 points, two behind UCD and Wexford. Shelbourne have three games remaining.
Wexford Youths WFC 2-0 Galway WFC
Cork City WFC 1-3 Shelbourne Ladies FC