Shelbourne Ladies moved five points clear at the top of the Continental Tyres Women’s National League with just two games remaining.
Leanne Kiernan’s 13th goal of the season on the hour mark sealed three points against Wexford Youths WFC and moved them to 26 points for the season.
It had been a close game in Morton Stadium with Gloria Douglas hitting the cross bar on 17 minutes, Alex Kavanagh blasted over just moments later.
Niamh Walsh’s last-ditch defending blocked Ashling Frawley’s 34th-minute effort as she closed down on goal, the closest Wexford came to finding the net.
The game appeared to swing toward Wexford five minutes into the second half when Pearl Slattery was dismissed for a second bookable offence.
However, Kiernan settled it on 60 minutes as she slotted the ball into the corner of Sophie Lenehan’s net after Douglas had pulled the ball back from the line.
Meanwhile, Peamount United jumped past Wexford into third place following a 1-1 draw with Galway WFC in Eamon Deacy Park.
Meadbh de Burca gave Galway the lead two minutes into the second half when she tapped home Alina Cheatham pull back from the end line.
Sarah McKevitt landed her first goal of the campaign 15 minutes from time to ensure a share of the spoils moving Galway to 11 points and Peamount to 20.
While on Sunday, Cork City WFC picked up their second victory of the season with a 4-0 victory over Kilkenny United in Bishopstown Stadium.
Saoirse Noonan opened the scoring for Cork after 12 minutes finishing off Danielle Burke’s through ball which Ciara Desmond had dummied.
Lauren Homan’s double on 22 and 27 minutes gave Cork a 3-0 half-time lead. Noonan made it 4-0 on 68 minutes after Lauren Homan’s penalty was saved by goalkeeper Brooke Dunne.
The results mean Shelbourne Ladies sit top of the League with UCD Waves behind them. UCD face Shelbourne on November 30, where a draw or Shels win will see Mark Leavy's team wrap up the League.
Wexford Youths WFC are now out of the running to defend their title, while Peamount must win their final two games to have any chance of mixing it up.
Shelbourne Ladies 1-0 Wexford Youths WFC
Galway WFC 1-1 Peamount United
Cork City WFC 4-0 Kilkenny United