Peamount United secured a crucial victory which all but rules defending Women's National League Champions Shelbourne Ladies out of the title race.

A thrilling encounter at Greenogue saw Peamount come from behind to secure an excellent 3-2 victory thanks to a brace by Amber Barrett and a Megan Lynch strike to win the game.

Siobhan Killeen put Shels into a crucial lead in a tight and tense affair at Greenogue five minutes until the break but Peamount hit back in a crazy 12-minute spell in the second-half.

Firstly, Republic of Ireland WNT striker Amber Barrett equalised for the home side in the 61st minute, but before they even had time to finish the celebrations, Alex Kavanagh hit back with a delightful finish two minutes later.

But, as the old cliche goes, you're always weakest after scoring and so it proved again as Barrett notched her brace barely a minute later to level the tie at 2-2.

Nine minutes later, the impressive Lynch scored the crucial goal and ensured Peamount still have the Continental Tyres WNL title within their own destiny. Peas are now just two points behind leaders Wexford Youths with a game in hand.

Peamount travel to Cork City WFC next Wednesday ahead of the title-showdown at Ferrycarrig Park against Wexford Youths on Saturday, October 14th with kick-off at 7.30pm.