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Wexford Youths WFC 2-0 Galway WFC

Peamount United 0-0 UCD Waves

Kilkenny United 0-5 Shelbourne Ladies

 

Shelbourne Ladies moved two points clear at the top of Continental Tyres Women’s National as the season entered the final straight.

 

Shels put five goals past Kilkenny United on their final home game of the season with Gloria Douglas and Sarah Rowe opening the scoring for Shels. Noelle Murray made it 3-0 just after the 20 minute mark with Leanne Kiernan landing her 12th league goal of the season to give Shels a 4-0 half time lead.

 

Kate Mooney landed Shels fifth on 67 minutes just six minutes after being introduced for Gloria Douglas.

The result see’s Shels wrap up their away campaign having collected 16 points from a possible 18. Shels now top the WNL with 23 points.

 

Meanwhile defending champions Wexford Youths WFC kept chase in their aim to regain their title with a 2-0 victory over Galway WFC on Saturday night.

 

Aoibheann Webb’s double saw the champions move to 20 points, three off leaders Shelbourne both sides meet on Saturday in Morton Stadium, Santry.

 

Webb opened the scoring on 26 minutes after a counter-attack by Wexford Youths were Claire O’Riordan set Aishling Frawley free. Frawley played Webb one-on-one with Tina Hughes for Webb to finish.

 

Webb sealed the points on 77 minutes with a speculative effort from outside the box which gave Tina Hughes no chance. Webb’s fourth goal of the season.

 

Elsewhere the Dublin derby between Peamount United and UCD Waves ended in a scoreless draw in Greenogue.

The game was the first scoreless draw of the season and in fact just the seventh scoreless draw in the seven year history of the Women’s National League.

 

Peamount came closest to breaking the deadlock when Heather Payne’s flicked on corner kick rattled the cross bar.

The result leaves UCD Waves second two points behind Shelbourne Ladies with Peamount fourth, four points off the lead. UCD have played one more game than Peamount, Shelbourne and Wexford.